Day 4, Saturday.

Favourite quote – from a person/book and why I love it.

Oh I have so very many favourite quotes and sayings and paragraphs and books. Its way too hard to choose one!! I will go with the serious ones on this post but I could easily dedicate another post to my fave humourous quotes, mostly from Blackadder!!! My LORD that TV series has a plethora of inspiration that tickles my ribe 🙂
I will break them up into times of my life and what touched me most at the time. They have all been on yellow post-it notes on my dressing table mirror, my work pin-up board or on my computer monitor at some stage.

 Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
~Anne Shirley~

In my teen years I adored Anne of Green Gables. I WAS Anne. Sadly, I fashioned my wardrobe around Anne and often when looking at skirts or tops on the shops I would ask myself “would Anne wear it”? If the answer was yes, it was my choice as well.  Needless to say I had a LOT of puff-sleeved tops and dresses. My high school BFF was Diana and we were indeed bosom buddies and kindred spirits. I have so many favourite Anne-girl quotes but this one I still use to this day.

And think not you can direct the course of love; for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
~Khalil Gibran~

If you haven’t read “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran you have missed out. His words on Love, Marriage, and Children speak volumes to me and I love his writing. It is the truth.
This quote I love because it made be believe that if I was a good person, a worthy person then love would indeed find me. I needed to believe this after my first marriage broke down.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.                 ~Lao-Tzu~

Resistance to what “is” causes much unwanted heartache. Change is absolutely inevitable. There is no way to stop change from occurring in any aspects of our lives. Re-evaluate, and then go with the flow.

To the world you could be just one person, but to one person you could mean the world, so never underestimate yourself

This quote has dragged me out of the Mummy doldrums more than a few times. 
When I am shattered and have nothing left inside from too many nights broken sleep and demanding days without rest, I look into the eyes of my beautiful boys and think of this quote. I might be a drop in the ocean of the world and most people couldn’t give a toss as to what I do BUT to these two little beings, I am everything. I am THEIR everything and that gives me strength to get up the next day and keep on trucking along on the often thankless road that is motherhood. “This too shall pass” and “Do whatever it takes” are also on my list of motherhood mantras.


Gonna quickly sneak this one in too – see?? I TOLD you I couldn’t decide!!!

What are some of your faves? Are they on here??