Welcome to the NaBloPoMo party on Yeah, I Think I’m Happy! Woo hoo!
Now you’re thinking what is NaBloPoMo. It’s National Blog Posting Month--a fun challenge for bloggers to post daily! It’s also a great way to indulge in my passion and give my blog some much needed attention. :-) Confession is good for the soul. haha
November's theme is blogging for blogging’s sake. There are prompts provided each day for inspiration--love that! Hey, if you want to participate, you can still sign up. Registration closes Nov 5th. Several hundred bloggers already have, and you can check them out on the sign up link above. I'm #1320.
Well here goes! Most already know that I love quotes--inspiring, funny, thought-provoking, etc. Yesterday's topic was:
My Favorite Quote
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~ e. e. cummings
When I read these words for the first time, it was like a glorious revelation! It was an aha moment, light bulb popping on, wake up and smell the toast all wrapped up together kind of feeling. You see until I read this quote I was totally naïve to the world that was working day and night to make me someone else.
I grew up in a small country community. In that world, everyone was invested in my education, my proper manners, and my church attendance. :-D I'm sure their goal was to put the fear of God in me to succeed but honestly, I feared the wrath of the elders in our community more! I mean I never saw God talking to me with a switch in hand or sometimes a pocketbook! (That's another story) *wink* But, I digress...
Besides, this quote clashed with all the other quotes I was fed:
The world is your oyster.
Your world is what you make of it.
All the world’s a stage.
However, neither went on to say that while pursuing your dreams and defining yourself, this world may not accept it and will challenge you. Discovering this quote provided motivation and served as a reminder to never give up on what I want and never minimize who I am.
What's your favorite quote and why?