1. “I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.” – Michael Collins
2. “I still say shoot for the moon; you might get there.” – Buzz Aldrin
3. “Houston. Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” – Neil Armstrong
4. “A geologist up here would just go crazy.” – Michael Collins
5. “Why don’t you hear these 3,500-pound rocket engines when you’re sitting on them, I’ll never know.” – Buzz Aldrin
6. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong
7. “Fate has ordained that the men who went to the Moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to Rest In Peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.” These are the opening lines of a speech prepared for Richard Nixon to be used in the event of a disaster that would maroon the astronauts on the Moon.
There’s a quote “If my dog doesn’t like you, I probably won’t either.”
Clearly this isn’t a problem. 😊 Charlie and I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
Recently I was nominated to share my 3 favorite quotes. I had previously done this challenge, so I’m sharing one at a time now. I saw this on a magnet last weekend and it exemplifies my approach to life.
If you aren’t finding joy in the little things, you are missing out. For those who are in the middle of a three day weekend, use this gift of extra time to find something that makes you happy and embrace it with both hands.
I was lucky enough to spend the weekend at a writers conference this weekend with an amazing faculty of agents, editors, and authors. In addition to the outstanding experts, I was surrounded by inspiring writers in my critique groups, workshops, and I also had a fantastic roommate to share writing with.
After the conference, I met up with a friend and came across this quote from Louis L’Amour and it made me think of writing, or more accurately, revising. I’m sure other writers and artists will be able to relate.
I was nominated for the Unique Blogger Award
and The Three Quotes Challenge by https://daradgamer.wordpress.com
THANK YOU both for your nominations. I'm combining this into one post. Those who I tag are welcome to post three quotes or answer the three questions. If you are an overachiever, then you may do both. And don't forget to check out their blogs!
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you
- Answer the questions
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate people for the same award
- Ask three questions
What are your favorite movies? My two favorites in 2017 were “Ladybird” and “Coco.”
If you had a superpower for a day, what would it be and why? I would like to be able to hit a major league home run. I know technically this isn’t a superpower but it was always something I thought would be cool.
What is your favorite season, and why? Fall! Because I love the colors and how the cooler weather makes humidity and insects disappear.
- My quotes :
- “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” Dale Carnegie
- “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank
- “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Charlie Brown/Charles Schulz
Winter arrived in the Rocky Mountains this morning with a gentle blanket of snow. Today, Winter Solstice marks the shortest day, the welcoming of winter.
A quote from John Steinbeck, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”
Snow and darkness
On this day we celebrate the new season
Longer grow the days for the next six months
Savor the change of seasons as a time for reflection
Take time to appreciate the dark through sleep or meditation
I embrace the rhythm of the seasons
Celebrate winter for its beauty
Energy is renewed as take time for comfort by the fire.
While visiting former colleagues last week, I saw this quote on the board in 7th grade. I’m a living example of this quote even though I’d never heard it before. Not that I wasn’t proud of my previous accomplishments, but the starting over part speaks loudly to me.
I’ve always been a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald since reading The Great Gatsby in high school. After that, I devoured his other novels and short story collections.
My novel is set in Minnesota (his birthplace) and the high school is named for him. The main character is even reading one of his books. 😊📚