ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Joan at http://www.familyparentingandbeyoned.wordpress.com

Oneta at http://www.onetahayes.com

This is my week and since it is Women’s History Month, I bring you a quote from one of the most progressive women of the 1970’s, Billie Jean King.

Don’t let anyone define you. You define yourself.

Billie Jean King

GLASS CEILING

There once was a boy

named Bobby.

Who said women champs

were folly.

Along came a girl

named Billie.

Who said Bobby was silly.

Billie hit such a volley,

she left Bobby kneeling,

looking up at his

glass ceiling.

 

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TRYST #WRITEPHOTO

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A TRYST WITH THE CREATOR

This is always my favorite part of the day, when the world is quiet and asleep.  I poured myself a cup of coffee and took it out to the porch to watch the sunrise.  I have done this thousands of times and the ghosts of summers pasts accompanied me.  Some of those ghosts were not welcome guests.  They reminded me of my shortcomings and mistakes.  And, some of those ghosts were welcome friends reminding me of my younger self, my children when they were little, and the friends who have come and stayed with us at the summerhouse over the many summers.

The birds soon awoke and starting calling out to each other and I was reminded of an old hymn, “This is the day that the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.”  I silently thanked the Creator for the message and started my day.

This is written in response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, https://www.scvincent.com/2016/02//thursday-photo-prompt-TRYSTwritephoto

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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

Joan at http://www.familyparentingandbeyoned.wordpress.com

Oneta at http://www.onetahayes.com

This week is it Oneta’s turn and she has provided us with a very thought provoking quote:

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” Helen Keller

What follows is my response:

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”  George Eliot

David quietly gathered his stones, one by one by one.  He carefully chose them.  He held them in his hand and measured their shape and weight.

The Israelites were confused.  David had challenged Goliath to meet for combat in the morning.  Whatever could he be doing paying so much attention to those small stones?  He must be mad.

Goliath spent the night laughing and drinking and boasting about his soon to be success in the morning.  His raucus laughter and loud boasting could be heard in the camp of the Israelites and caused terror amongst them.

But still David quietly went about the business of the stones.

In the morning David loaded one of his carefully chosen stones in his sling and Goliath fell.  The Israelites were saved by a boy and a small stone.

 

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ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

invitation-shel-silverstein

Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Joan at http://www.familyparentingandbeyoned.wordpress.com

Oneta at http://www.onetahayes.com

This week Joan has a quote for us from one of my all time favorite writers.

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
― Dr. Seuss

I answered Joan’s challenge with a quote from one of my other all time favorite writer’s.  I took the picture this week and this sunrise would inspire anyone.

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