Daily Prompt: Quote Me

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

-Follow your bliss!-Joseph Campbell http://www.jcf.org/new/index.php

I have always taken this one to mean ‘follow what you love’. You cannot be happy in life, if you do not enjoy what you do. When my niece and nephews would ask me questions about what to do with their lives, I’ve told them to figure out what they love and go for it. If they choose right, they’ll shine. If not, keep looking until they find what makes them happy. One nephew is a pastor, this choice suits him perfectly. His twin brother is an artist and professional ballroom dancer, he has been showing his creative side since he was five years old. Their sister, is the perfect mother, wife and homemaker. She plans to homeschool her kids, which will be a breeze for her. My sister did a fabulous job with her kids. Of course, my brother-in-law is included in this praise.

-The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.-Joseph Campbell http://www.jcf.org/new/index.php

I continue with this quote with my younger nephews, who are still young enough to be figuring out who they are and what they want to be. They are both sweet, loving boys; but with totally different personsalities. I’m enjoying watching them grow into handsome young men and I encourage them to be themselves regularly. They will eventually figure out who they are and where they are headed in life. My younger sister is doing a wonderful job with her boys. She is a great mom with many challenges, but they are getting there. Of course, my brother-in-law is included in this praise.

I attempt to apply this one to myself daily. I learned early in life that I am a caregiver. I went to nursing school and worked for over 25 years before we had to close our business. I continue to be a caring, loving individual I have always been. I receive phone calls for medical advice regularly and do my best to give accurate, fabulous advice because I wouldn’t want to steer anyone in the wrong direction.

Even though I may not be actively working, I take care of my mother, my husband and myself daily. Sometimes it isn’t easy to be, the one person in the house, with the best memory. Making all the decisions can be a bit tedious at times. Barry has been in management for over 30 years, he isn’t the easiest person in the world to take being told what to do or how to do something. I am trying every avenue I know to figure out how to work with Barry. I don’t want to argue with him daily when he retires. I have to remember that Barry is only being who he is and that is his priviledge!

Thank you! just a few more awards!

Blog of the Year: Thanks to Lucewriter, http://writersite.org/author/lucewriter/ I will get my third- star on this award. Luanne thank you for being so supportive, encouraging, and just plain and simply a super, sweet woman.

 Your comments to my post always make me smile. You are always there to listening to be rant and rave in words, being supportive all the way. Thank you for listening.

Blog of the Year Award 3 star jpeg

The rules/requirements for this award are as follows:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Lucewriter also nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you again, Luanne! You are super special.


Display the award logo on your blog

* Link back to the person who nominated you

* State seven things about yourself

* Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them

* Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements

nominated by lucewriter/writers site.com

nominated by lucewriter/writers site.com


Luanne, again thank you! Your kindness is overwhelming! She also nominated me again for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! If you ask my husband, he might argue with this one, but he does like my writing. 

I’m going to combine my requirements and only state seven things about myself

  • Cookies or Cake? Cookie, of course. I’d have to say chocolate chip. Yummy!
  • Chocolate or Vanilla? I must admit chocolate is my friend, but a love french vanilla in my coffee.
  • Favorite sweet treat? Tiramisu (sp).
  • When do you crave sweet things the most? Ummmmm, I have to watch my waistline, so sweets are a treat. There are always those stressful moments, when nothing will do the trick, but a sweet treat!
  • If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Sugar Cookie: plain and simple, nothing fancy.

I’m going to combine my requirements and only state seven things about myself, since I’m running out of things to say about myself.

1. I’m a crafty person.

2. I believe in marriage and a happy home.

3. I believe it is the husband’s job to take the garbage out.

4. I could care less if the dishes are done immediately following a meal.

5. My stepson thinks I alone ruined his life.

6. I hate being trapped in a body that doesn’t like to work correctly. 

7.My sisters and I may fight like cats and dogs, but I would move heaven and earth to help either one of them.

Now for my nominations:

1. http://hopeforheather.wordpress.com

2. http://blissinimages.wordpress.com

3. http://onceamonth4ladies.com

4. http://gritintheoyster.wordpress.com

5. http://healthyhighway.wordpress.com

6. http://lindavernon.wordpress.com

7. http://inlovewiththelord.wordpress.com

8. http://michelleproulx.wordpress.com

9. http://fishofgold.wordpress.com

10. http://theothersideofugly.com


12. http://blackmarketfarm.wordpress.com




Other than a few old faithfuls, I nominated blogs that I have recently started following. Several are humorous, several are inspiring, all are very interesting. Check them out!