ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge.

Here is my offering for this week:

“Our destiny is not written for us but by us.”
― Barack Obama

ALL IS NOT LOST

On a grey January day, a small leaf clung to a might oak.  I don’t want to leave you cried the leaf.  The day is dark and cold.  Fear has gripped me in his icy hand.

The mighty oak said quietly, change must come my dear little leaf.  Do not fear it.  Each leaf remembers the spring and summer with gladness.  Each leaf revels in the magnificence of autumn.    And each leaf fears winter.

For now dear little leaf it seems all is lost.  But the destiny of spring and renewal is in our life source and will be written by us again.

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ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge.

This is Jacqueline’s week and her prompt follows:

“We are all vessels. The question is what are the contents of your vessel?” Jacqueline

My thoughts this week turn to the new year of 2017 approaching and Jacqueline’s quote left me thinking about how we are all vessels sailing into the new year with hope for the future.  The following poem spoke to me:

Upon the bridge you stand;
It’s your ship, aye, your own ship,
And you are in command.
Just what the twelve months’ trip will do
Rests wholly, solely, friend, with you.

Your logbook kept from day to day
My friend, what will it show?
Have you on your appointed way
Made progress, yes or no?
The log will tell, like guiding star,
The sort of captain that you are.

For weal or woe this year is yours;
Your ship is on life’s sea
Your acts, as captain, must decide
Whichever it shall be;
So now in starting on your trip,
into the New Year!

ANONYMOUS

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ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge.

Here is my offering for this week just in time for Christmas:

“Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.”  Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express.

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MY CHRISTMAS OFFERING TO YOU

May the message of Christmas

Ring out like a bell

True and sweet,

May it be embraced by 

Young and old alike,

Peace on our earth

And good will to all.

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ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge.

Here is my offering for this week:

“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”

— Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell.

CHRISTMAS PROCRASTINATION

Presents unwrapped!

Cookies unbaked!

Tree undecorated!

Dinner uncooked!

I can’t think about that right now.

If I do, I’ll go crazy.

I’ll think about it tomorrow.

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This week is Jacqueline’s week and she has chosen:

Be the peace that you seek – Fil Tribble

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge. We have decided to pick up the baton that Colleen and Ronovan have handed off.

We are continuing the same format and here that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings  or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

Jacqueline and I are looking for more hosts to join in the fun.  So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.

THINGS I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT PEACE

Go in peace amidst the

cacophony of life.

 Remember that peace

can be found in silence.

Without surrendering my principals

 be on good terms with all people.

Listen to other people

they too have their stories.

NAMSATE

 

I can’t wait to read your posts,

bernadette

 

 

ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge. We have decided to pick up the baton that Colleen and Ronovan have handed off.

Since today is Thanksgiving Day, I thought it appropriate for this week’s prompt to be a quote from a great American about the idea of Thanksgiving:

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We are continuing the same format and here that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings  or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

Jacqueline and I are looking for more hosts to join in the fun.  So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.

Here is my reinterpretation of the prompt for this week:

THANKSGIVING HAIKU

FOOTBALL, PARADES

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

GATHER AND GIVE THANKS.

I can’t wait to read your posts,

bernadette

 

 

ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

This week is Jacqueline’s week and she has chosen:

“Storytelling is the oldest form of education.”  Terry Tempest Williams

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge. We have decided to pick up the baton that Colleen and Ronovan have handed off.

We are continuing the same format and here that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings  or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

Jacqueline and I are looking for more hosts to join in the fun.  So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.

When I read this quote I immediately thought of this Longfellow poem and the lessons to be remembered as we gather together by the blogging fire and discuss where the future of our country will take us on January 20, 2017.

Paul Revere’s Ride

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

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So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,—
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo for evermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.

 

I can’t wait to read your posts,

bernadette

 

 

ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge. We have decided to pick up the baton that Colleen and Ronovan have handed off.

So for our inaugural week here is the prompt:
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Seneca 

We are continuing the same format and here that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings  or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

Jacqueline and I are looking for more hosts to join in the fun.  So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.

Here is my reinterpretation of the prompt for this week:

WINE

RIPE GRAPES HANG HEAVY.

GRAPE TRANSFORMED INTO

MAGICAL LIQUID.

I can’t wait to read your posts,

bernadette

 

 

THREE DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE – DAY 3 FRIENDSHIP

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BERNADETTE AND DOM

And for my last friendship post I give you my husband who has been my best friend for 44 years.  He is a man who has truly honored his vows to love me for better or worse, richer or poorer, and in sickness and in health.  I am very blest.

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” Friederich Nietzsche

Thank you Joan at https://familyparentingandbeyond.wordpress.com for inviting me to participate in this three day challenge and thank you for stopping by and reading.

bernadette