Barbara at teleportingweena challenged me..she does know me well! I adore challenges! I’d never heard of this one though, so I had to research a bit (mostly by reading her post and J-Dub’s post about it).
Rules seem simple enough. they are:
The rules are…
Thank the Selector
Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’
So, thanks Sweetie! I have been missing in action for a bit and needed this gentle push to babble again!
Barbara’s topic for today is: Topic For Today: Age – Age, Ageing, Aged. (same as J-Dub’s was…I am smart about recognizing stuff like that!)
Now to come up with different quotes..Barbara took one I was thinking of using, dag nab it! This should actually be easy as I am already older than dirt……sigh (key Jeopardy music as I have to think….this may take a while)
“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”
― Maya Angelou
Lord, thou knowest better than myself that I am growing older and will soon be old. Keep me from becoming too talkative, and especially from the unfortunate habit of thinking that I must say something on every subject and at every opportunity.
Release me from the idea that I must straighten out other peoples’ affairs. With my immense treasure of experience and wisdom, it seems a pity not to let everybody partake of it. But thou knowest, Lord, that in the end I will need a few friends.
Keep me from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point.
Grant me the patience to listen to the complaints of others; help me to endure them with charity. But seal my lips on my own aches and pains — they increase with the increasing years and my inclination to recount them is also increasing.
I will not ask thee for improved memory, only for a little more humility and less self-assurance when my own memory doesn’t agree with that of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong.
Keep me reasonably gentle. I do not have the ambition to become a saint — it is so hard to live with some of them — but a harsh old person is one of the devil’s masterpieces.
Make me sympathetic without being sentimental, helpful but not bossy. Let me discover merits where I had not expected them, and talents in people whom I had not thought to possess any. And, Lord, give me the grace to tell them so.
― Margot Benary-Isbert
I know that second one was a bit long, and I hope I quoted it correctly…it has been several decades since I had to memorise it for sister Mary Annunciata in the seventh grade…………..
Okay, my nominees for this are:
Simon at the island of si
Puppy at Diary of an adventurous retiree
Jay at running in my head
and the topic is the same : age, aging, aged.