Sunday, September 6, 2015

Quote Challenge - Day One

Recently I received an e-mail from my friend, Helen inviting me to join the "Three Day Quote Challenge".

So, my quote for the first day comes from Helen Keller:

I have always admired Helen Keller and all that she had to over-come; I admire her teacher, as well, for the patience she had to work with Helen and teach her.  I can't say I "know how it is" - to live without seeing; to be unable to communicate...

We all have struggles of one kind or another; and we all have to learn, perhaps in different ways, how to over-come those struggles or live "differently" with those struggles.

But, imagine living your life unable to see what is before you ... and add to that the inability to even communicate your needs to others.

Close your eyes and try to imagine...

Plug your ears so you can't hear what is around you...

How does that make you feel?

Place your hand on your heart...

Can you feel that thump thump thump of your heart beating beneath your hand?  {I know; I just tried it and the first thing you have to do is get your hand in the right place!!}

The world is so full of beautiful things that you feel...with your heart!

And my heart feels abundant joy every time I can spend time with my grandchildren!  Of course, I love spending time with the rest of the family, too...and my friends!  But, well...there is a special place in my heart for those "little ones"!

So, for those I have nominated, here are the "rules":

*  Thank the blogger who nominated you {Many thanks to my friend, Helen!}

*  Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days in your blog - the quote can be one of your own, or from a book, movie, or anyone who inspires you!

{I have written extra about the quote I chose; and you can do so, too if you'd like - as much or as little as you wish!!}

*  Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this quote challenge...

And, I choose:

Shirley who brings me lightlovehope

Caitlin who is "stuck in Indiana"
and blogs here

and last,
but certainly not least

Karen who brings us Tuesday @ Ten
and encourages me to write,

Thanks to these three ladies for accepting their "nomination"!

{Note:  I would love to have added more; there are so many awesome bloggers "out there", and I have connected with them in many ways and through many link-ups, posts, blogs, challenges...keep writing everyone!  We are community!}


  1. That's a very inspiring quote, Barbara, and something to ponder.

    1. Thanks, Alexa! I have so many quotes in several notebooks; yet, just recently found this one! I had a special connection with it, and wanted to share!

      Hope all is well with you! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. I absolutely love this quote too. I said it just last night to my son, actually...[Loved hearing you 'speak' so fondly of your grandchildren....there's a very special place in the hearts of all children for their grandparents (especially Grandmothers!)]

    1. Yes, I DO love my grandchildren; and you know how much I write about them in my blog posts - especially The Simple Woman's Daybook because I am almost always planning or doing something with them and the family and my friends!!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. Thank you SO much for nominating me for this! I love what you have shared, and I do appreciate you including me in this. I will begin working on mine. You have inspired me when I felt like I did not have anything to offer at this time as no words were coming forth. Thank you for giving me the kick start I needed! Much love!

    Shirley ~Light Love Hope~

    1. You are welcome, Shirley! This is not a "timed" challenge! You can post it when (and even if) you get a chance! I just like connecting with other bloggers and when "iwillbloom" nominated me...I thought of you! Glad I could give you a "kick start"!


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