Months ago, Paul from The Captain’s Speech nominated me for this “Favorite Quotes” tag. After several months of delay and spread-out posts, I’m finally getting to the last one, thus ending this great tag. Really, I’ve found this tag to help me to step back and think about some of my favorite quotes that I’ve accumulated throughout my life, many of which I’ve held dearly in my values and beliefs.
The rules, as follows:
— Thank the person who nominated you (thanks, Paul!).
— Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day) (will actually fudge this, as I won’t be posting consecutively. Mostly due to the fact that I have other posts in the queue for publishing, but also to spread it out and let each quote sink in).
— Nominate 3 new bloggers each day
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy. — Max Ehrmann
Compared with the previous two quotes I’ve shared with you, this particular one has been one of the oldest quotes I’ve kept since childhood. Taken from the ending of Ehrmann’s prose Desiderata, it’s a simple but beautiful excerpt that I’ve applied to my life from childhood to now adulthood.
Call it spiritual or not, but this quote is a hopeful one, as means of getting one through troubling times. Similar to the biblical quote “this too, shall pass,” Ehrmann’s quote takes it further by saying that, even after enduring such problems, one will be able to be happy by working to get oneself out of the situation. It’s a matter of taking initiative and making your life positive. Definitely precedes those millions of self-help books you see on bookshelves today, and it really is a good mantra to have when facing life.
Here are my nominees:
Well, it’s been a pleasure doing this tag! Thanks again, Paul, for nominating me, and thanks to all who’ve read them. Have a good day, and take care, bloggers. 🙂
— The Finicky Cynic
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