If you’re a regular reader of Mama’s Empty Nest, you probably have noticed by now that I love quotes. My “signature” at the end of each blog post I compose includes an accompanying quote fitting the subject.
I’ve always loved words. And I’ve always enjoyed reading other’s words especially when they invoke profound meaning or touch my heart in some way.
That’s why I keep quotes. I truly do. I started a quotes notebook in my college days (more than 40 years ago). I have retained that old notebook, now filled with pages of handwritten quotes I’ve gathered, and open it regularly.
In between the hand-written lined pages, more inspirational sayings written on scraps of paper, are stuffed. I keep adding to my treasured notebook whenever I come across a quote that ‘speaks’ to me.
A dear friend of mine once gifted me with a book of quotations, and I have another online version of a quotation book on my Kindle app. Those three sources are my go-to when I am in need of a meaningful saying. And if I don’t find what I’m looking for in any of those, I tap into the internet.
Last week, one of my fellow bloggers, who also uses lovely quotations in her writing, nominated me for a perfect ‘throw down’ – the 3 Day 3 Quote Challenge.
So this week on Mama’s Empty Nest is going to be a bit different. Instead of publishing written posts with my own thoughts, I will combine this quote challenge with another activity I enjoy – photography.
It will kind of be like what I post on Wordless Wednesday except with words. A photo with a quotation that fits it well like my first entry above.
But first things first, I must thank my blogger friend Yamina at Faith/Love/Soul for nominating me. Thank you, Yamina! We have a shared love of good quotes!
Here are the rules for the 3 Day 3 Quote Challenge:
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post a quote for three consecutive days (one quote for each day).
- Nominate three bloggers each day.
Easy peasy except for rule number three; I struggle with that one. I know not everyone likes or wants to do these blogging challenges, so I may not be able to nominate three bloggers every day.
If I do nominate you, please don’t feel obligated to participate. You can just say “no, thank you” and I won’t be offended.
To my readers, I hope you enjoy my responses to this challenge today, tomorrow, and Thursday.
And of course, I must sign off with yet another quote.
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” ~ Amy Poehler