3..2..1..challenge

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.

Amen”
― 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.

 

4 thoughts on “3..2..1..challenge

  1. That 2nd quote really moved me. Pearls of wisdom 😊

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  2. Glad I could nudge you back to babbling over here! Thanks for taking on the challenge. Love the quotes you chose…Maya Angelou has some wonderful ones. I’d never heard the 2nd one, but I love it! 🙂

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    1. I only went to Catholic school for a few years…but the vast majority of the trivia in my head is from sister MA…bless her heart!

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