Better late than never

I’m sure by now most of you have seen, heard, or been nominated for the 3 day quote challenge.  Way back on April 18, 2018, my dear friend Steve Markesich nominated, challenged, or otherwise taunted me to participate in this challenge.  As with most things, I promised to get around to it as long as I could adjust the rules a bit.

The Rules as they have been explained:

1. Thank the person that nominated you.

2. Write one quote each day for three consecutive days (3 quotes total)

3. Explain why the quote is meaningful for you.

4. Nominate three bloggers each day to participate in the challenge

My translation of the rules:

1.  Thank the person that nominated you.

Thank you Steve.  BUT, not only for the nomination.  Thank you for being a great sounding board, my being a friend, for being an inspiration to other “MSer’s”, and thank you for the cup of coffee you will be buying me for “participating”  😛

2.  Write one quote a day for 3 consecutive days.

I can barely commit to taking a shower every day for 3 consecutive days in a row, so HAVING to write for 3 days in a row…not gonna happen.  BUT, I will say that I really liked the quote you used and your explanation of why it’s meaningful to you.

You can either accept your new reality, confront it head on, and make the best of a bad situation. Or, you can curl into the fetal position, say whoa is me, lament about all the things that you’ve lost, become obsessed with the shitty hand you’ve been dealt, and wither away. In other words, you can get busy living or get busy dying.

I did watch the movie, and I really enjoyed it, so THANK YOU again for the recommendation.

3.  I don’t know if it qualifies as a quote, more a clip from the movie, “The Green Mile”.  “I’m tired Boss” Why it’s meaningful to me is because I AM TIRED, as John Coffey says in the movie….

Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head, all the time… Can you understand?”

4.  I’m not going to nominate 3 bloggers to participate in the challenge, instead I am going to challenge EVERYONE (well anyone who reads this)…. If you can’t be part of the solution, please don’t be part of the problem.  For one day, if you don’t have anything nice to say, Don’t say anything.  I am convinced, if everyone could do this for one day the world would not only be a better place, but it would also be a quiet one.

11 thoughts on “Better late than never

  1. I’m often tired too. Sometimes it’s too much to bear, so I tend to keep a low profile and rarely talk to anyone but myself, like you. Other times, I draw strength from my tiredness. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

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    1. What doesn’t kill you does indeed make you stronger. I made a tshirt a few years ago that says…whatever doesn’t kill me had better run like hell…maybe its time to pull that out for the weekend?… I hope that things are going well in your corner of the world..ttys 🙂

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  2. I was going to write something about the president today, but accepting your challenge means I can say nothing at all. 😉

    It’s just that … his voice … is like pieces of glass in my head. Can you understand?

    But, instead, I’ll talk about how beautiful my dog is doing after his (minor) surgery, how I’m really tired, too, because he does demand more attention through the day and night, how I laughed at your shower joke, and how your Coffey quote makes me want another cup of coffee.

    Happy Saturday morning, Grace (and friends). Let’s use the sunshine to invigorate us this weekend!

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    1. I’ve missed you too Billy!… I am still picking up the keg today, but I have decided to share it with some friends instead of attempting to polish it off by myself…. Hope you have a great weekend

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  3. Grace I love that you changed the rules of this challenge! You are always one to bend the rules and I LOVE that about you! I could not agree with you more that if everyone could do this EVERYDAY the world would be a better place. There is SO much hatred and negativity everywhere you look, it is really draining! I do wish everyone in the world would listen to you and try to think of something positive daily, whether it be a quote or a pleasant conversation! I hope you are doing well and I really have missed you!!

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