Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Quote Me..

This week's challenge is something I came up with on my own (although this morning, my usual source for Blog Challenges posted a new one. I'll get to that one later on).

The reasoning behind this challenge is two fold: first off, a friend of mine has an interesting tag line in her signature and I'm hoping she'll take time to explain it to us since I made up a challenge designed to do just that...take your favorite quote and explain it.

The other reason I came up with this particular challenge relates to a magazine article I was reading this week. The article asked readers to explain why certain words of wisdom had special meaning to them. I liked the quotes they included in the article and thought I could turn this into a challenge. I am curious to see what other quotes are out there that have a special meaning to my blogging friends.

Overall, I'd say my favorite phrase is Live, Love, Laugh. While there are a couple variations on this phrase out there, I love how it pretty much sums up all the important elements needed to have a a fulfilling life. Live a little, Love a lot and laugh often. With those 3 ingredients in place: you are sure to have a good day and a pretty decent life in general.

As for the magazine article I read, here are some of the quotes that they included
  • Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? unknown

  • A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. William Shedd
  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. Plato
  • You were born an original. Don't die a copy. John Mason
  • You will never be happy with what you want if you are not happy with what you have. unknown
  • A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charlie Chaplin
  • It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off. Woody Allen
All of these are inspiring enough to remind us to get off our duffs, and crawl out of our ruts and go make today happen! And since today is Independence Day, it would not hurt to take time to give Thanks that we are living in this nation where we have so many opportunities available to us, so many freedoms and so many choices. While our nation isn't perfect, our politicians all seem corrupt, and we have some policies that make us all cringe, it is our country.... Sweet Land of Liberty! Get out there and fly the flag and make at least today a happy one!

*Today's photos are from some archived pictures of when my Things were little. I just love looking back and seeing how much they change from year to year.

1 comment:

tz said...

love that quote!
and the pictures are adorable and so perfect for today