I just love these sorts of things. I used to do lots and it seems like most of the old ones have kind of gone by the wayside. But here's a new one and I'm super stoked to join.
The topic for the month:
A quote from an author.
And they had to start off hard.
How is someone who reads like it's an addiction supposed to choose one quote to chat about?
How do you look at the entire universe and choose one star?
Several quotes popped into my mind when I read the prompt.
I like his quotes, OK? No, I've never read any of his books.
But fantastic as those are, those aren't my favorite.
I've never met a C.S. Lewis quote I didn't like, but his are so long and theological I couldn't even begin to remember which is my favorite.
Louis L'amour has a whole treasure trove of quotable gems but that's not what I wanted either.
And let's not forget
Quite frankly, I came very near to using this as my quote and calling it good. I relate to it on a spiritual level.
Then I decided.
THIS is my favorite quote.
Because it is absolutely true. (And doesn't he look like he would so just that?) It does no good to sit around and wait for the urge to do anything. Read, write, create, clean the house....because it won't just spontaneously appear. Especially not the house cleaning bit. You've got to make it happen. Forxe yourself to sit down and write those next few words, even if they're complete rubbish. You can change them later. Just write.
I'll never have time to read my Bible unless I make it.
I'll never decide how I want to refurbish the dresser until I get out a paintbrush and start.
If I spent half as much doing things as I do looking at Pinterest for ideas I'd have built a new house entirely by now.
And I'll certainly never wash my dishes until I lock both feet into place and plunge my hands into the water.
Grab a club.