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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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

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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 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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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

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

This is Joan’s first week as host and has presented a wonderful quote from James Baldwin:

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
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This quote reminded me of the following song lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein for South Pacific.  When I was raising my children I always referred back to them.

You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught
From year to year,
It’s got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You’ve got to be carefully taught!

Songwriters
Rogers and Hammerstein

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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:

“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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