Jennifer Blake: Some words I love...

Some words I love...

May 4, 2013

If you missed yesterdays post where I declared how I am going to try to blog every day in May using the prompts from story of my life or sometimes just doing my own thing, well now you know and here is todays prompt!


May 4: Share your favorite quote and why you love it. 

Here is the thing guys I cannot just pick one, so I decided to pick two! 

"She still speaks to the little girl that wanted to be an artist, a doctor, a poet, a wing walker. She listens when the little girl talks, when she paints pictures of the clouds, when she draws something huge in sidewalk chalk. She makes her every day a place for old dreams and new dreams, dreams that tower and dreams that whisper." 
-M.H. Clark

Why do I love this? It reminds me to dream. To listen to the dreams I wanted when I was younger and combine them with the dreams I have now. It reminds me that it is okay to dream, that dreams don't have to fade, you just need to make room for them. It reminds me that we all have a little kid inside of us that has dreams bigger than we know. 

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” 
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Why do I love this? Because of how true it is. Between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even blogs to some extent, we see what people want us to see. We see the highlight real of peoples lives and then we get stuck in a trap of comparison. I am guilty of it. Sure we might want what others are showing us they have, the fancy house, the amazing travel opportunities, but what do we learn from that? I think I will take talking to the girl that has been through something hard, something sad, something tough and has grown from it. I wholeheartedly believe that we learn from every experience and that when things come easy we do not have as much appreciation for it and it doesn't teach us much. It shows a lot about a person if they face something hard and still rise above, that is certainly a beautiful person. 

What are you favorite quotes?
Happy weekend friends.


  1. Hi Jennifer - I love what you said in the last paragraph of this post. I sometimes struggle with "editting" my life too much for my blog - especially when I first started blogging. But I've found that people would rather read the real, raw aspects of life on occasion.

    Great quote!

  2. Good picks. I also like the reason you picked the 2nd quote. That is so true.

  3. Visiting from the link up! Beautiful quotes. I really like the first one. The quote that I picked for today also reminds me to not only dream, but go after those dreams as well.

  4. Also visiting from the link up. I love the 2nd one. "Beautiful people do not just happen" It's so hard to remember when we're actually going through a trying time that we'll come out better than before!


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