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Amongst other things, this is a love story.... the theme changes occasionally... this year it is fitness and learning to love yourself.

4 May 2013

"In three words...

Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it





I recently completed the A to Z blogging challenge in April, it was a rewarding experience and I recommend getting involved, one way or another, in the next one.


The A to Z challenge's only requirement is that each day (except Sundays) you dedicate your post to that days letter, Day 1 = A, Day 2 is B etc...  You can choose your own theme, or even not to have one, and it fosters a friendly connection with other bloggers as well as a commitment to post regularly. 


My theme was Healing with words, and I did 'Q for Quotes', which ties in nicely with Day 4 of the May Challenge prompt. My reflections post provides the links to all the letters in my alphabet challenge and explains more about the whole adventure.


If I had to choose one quote from my Quotes post, that resonates with me right now I would find a creative way of showing you that I have to narrow it down to two, which is why I posted an image with Flannery O'Connors quote above and added this one too. 


“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life:  It goes on.” – Robert Frost


I'm already thinking of others that could easily take it's place. Check out my Q is for Quotes post for some of my all time favourites. The comments also provide a few extra quotes which are great too.

Go ahead and add your own, you never know who might need to read it, when, how or why but like any good quote, it might just change the direction they were heading in or give them a new perspective.  Simple as that.



Happy reading, writing and blogging

Ida


36 comments :

  1. I love that Robert Frost Quote! One f my fav too...

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    1. I agree. Its really good :D

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    2. Hi Sheethal and Katrin, Ditto and Ditto :)

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  2. I am in love with Flannery O'Connor's quoute.... somehow, somewhere I think thats the reason I write too :)

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    1. I love those 'that's not what I was going to write but that's exactly what I meant' moments.

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  3. Chocolate quotes are really the best, you know.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. Life is like a box of chocolates... :)

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  4. Hi Ida--new follower here :) Robert Frost is one of my favs--and I love that quote. Thanks for sharing it!!

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    1. Hi Randi-Lee. You welcome and thanks. It's one of my new faves too

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  5. Sometimes I wish life would take a pause on going on just for a moment ;) Just a brief break!

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    1. Dear Kate, I find comfort in it. i think it means if we take a pause it wont will fall apart.

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  6. Excellent quote! I can see why you picked it. :-)

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    1. Thanks Misha, it's a nice simple one that sums up my attitude to a lot of things.

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  7. SOmetimes that Frost quote is enough to carry me through a tough situation. Life keeps on and change is all we know is certain. Thanks, Ida...have a good wkend. Z~

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    1. You too Zoe, I've been enjoying a little rest. The sun is shining the trees are blossoming, and I've got some weeds that need a good dose of "I'm in charge around here" hope your weekend is lovely too

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  8. "I know what to do and I do it." ~Mercedes Voorhees | That quote has saved me, time and again, when I was faltering.

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." ~Marianne Williamson | That quote reminds me not to hide my light.

    I adore Robert Frost. :-) Peace.

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    1. I love the Marianne quote. Her book A return to love was a revelation for me. I question the quote now because the opposite is also true. I see a lot of 'shine a light on me' rather than 'let me light our path.'

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    2. Other than this quote I know nothing about Robert Frost, your love for him has sent me to google search :)

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  9. I absolutely love these quotes - and had never heard either of them before, I particularly like the Robert Frost one, I will keep that in mind.

    Found you through the blogging challenge, which I am really enjoying participating in....hello from London :)

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    1. Hi Simone, from London. Do you also have an Italian background? Thanks for dropping in I just watched the video you posted *tear alert* - all the best for your challenge.

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  10. It was interesting to read the quotes..I like Robert Frost his poems are great & his lines are inspirational..one of my favourite quote "WOODS ARE LOVELY,DARK AND DEEP BUT I HAVE PROMISES TO KEEP AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP..." Happy to find u..Ida Chiavaro smiles:))GOD<3U

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    1. That is lovely Adhi, I knew I had heard it before but had no idea it was Robert Frost as well. Certainly poetic. I'm happy you found me too - Thanks for commenting :)

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  11. Wow! You certainly have accomplished a lot in your life, but the best thing was of course to find your love again. What a wonderful story. And now you live in Denmark, where the happiest people on earth can be found (I saw that on Oprah). I'm from Sweden and I have been to Denmark many times. I will never forget how good the food, the bread, the milk, etc. tastes there. Or at least it used to.

    You asked about the tree on my post. It is an ornamental fruit tree of some kind. The parking lot of our grocery story in town is full of them. It is quite a sight every spring. It many be ornamental cherry, but I am not sure.

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    1. Sometimes it still doesn't feel like a lot, but it does feel like enough for now and Denmark really is a happy place, for the most part. I find traditional Danish a food a little boring, it's very pork, potatoes and brown gravy for every day, not that there's anything wrong with that, but I love variety and the fresh herbs and spices of Asian, Middle East and Mediterranean flavours. i do believe Danes have the best bread in the world, which I believe is the reason I am 10kgs heavier since I moved here :) The flowers on that tree look bigger than an ornamental cherry in the photo. I can see one in the distance from my window, i guess I am just going to have make friends with another neighbour :)

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  12. I love that quote; it's in my collection! Yes, I collect quotes; I have a whole book full. If I had to pick just one: "Life can be as bitter as dragon tears, but whether dragon tears are bitter or sweet depends entirely on how one perceives the taste" - Dean Koontz. I read this quote a very long time ago when I was struggling in my personal life as a teenager. I have a tattoo that or comedy and tragedy masks that, for me, depicts that quote.

    Yes, I have seen the Vagina Monologues and I loved/love them immensely!

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    1. Brandy, I got caught reading your recommendation - 'Cunt: a declaration of independence' by Inga Muscio... what a fascinating, well thought out and well written piece. I'm all for CPR, except I think Retaliation could just be Respect. The comedy/tragedy masks changed my life as a teenager too , their message is ageless and timeless :) Can't wait to see what joy D in your swearing challenge posts delivers ;)

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  13. I love the quotes you highlight here : )

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    1. Thanks Melissa, I think anyone with a writers heart will appreciate the first one, and there's no denying the truth of the second one, I'm glad you love them.

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  14. Greetings Ida,

    Robert Frost said a lot in brevity. My human is always quoting himself. Although perhaps the best quote he heard was from me. "We animals have much to teach you humans about non-judgemental, unconditional love. If only you would learn our lessons."

    In peace and goodwill.

    Penny the Jack Russell dog :)

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    1. Dear Penny the Jack Russell dog and Modest Internet Superstar, it seems Frost said a lot inebriated and in brevity I don't really know much about him apart from this quote (for now).. Penny, some of the clearest, honest and valuable lessons I have ever learned are from studying the behaviour of animals - I plan to do some posts on them at some point. One dog I met on a highway, when he was tied to the back of a truck, taught me about the special language we share, I have never been bitten by a dog since :) Don't worry Penny he was safe and respected by his human, and none of my dog bites were scarring or dangerous.

      Give Gary a lick or two from me.

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  15. Hi Ida, visiting from the reflections list :) So much of your bio hit home with me - healer, italian parents, reiki! Congrats on completing the A-Z!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

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    1. I like the sound of those the similarities, so much that even if I wasn't in the habit of visiting new visitors I would anyway :)

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  16. My quote is attributed to Ronald Reagan (though may have originated with Harry S. Truman): "It's amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." It resonates in my life in so many places--with family, work, writing groups. Too bad more people, especially our leaders, don't ascribe to it.

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    1. I really love that quote Bethie. I often remind people that there is really only one thing we do that aren't taught from birth (breathing) the rest we learned or gained from another source - and it ties in nicely with my humility and gratitude posts too.

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  17. I haven't heard that Frost quote before. Good one!

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    1. It's even more appropriate at certain times... I hope all is well in your world

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