Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Day 9 Blog prompt - quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

Ooooh what happened to my quotes?? I thought Blogger was acting a bit dicky last night, but never thought to check it once I'd published. Well, that'll teach me won't it!!

Oh well, the quotes I wanted to share with you today are here.. finally!
  • Eleanor Roosevelt - Noone can make you feel inferior without your consent.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt - Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticised anyway!
  • Eleanor Roosevelt - if someone betrays you once, it's their fault.. if they do it twice, it's yours.
Over the past years, I have learnt that each of the ones above are true. The top one most importantly.

Funnily enough, I had forgotten about this quote I'd come across a long time ago, until I was sat talking with Debbie Moore and others in the green room the other week at Create and Craft.. and Debbie came out with the quote. So glad I found it again..

It makes me think of how I think about things. I often find that I feel like this, but it's because of other peoples actions, and not those of myself. The other two of Eleanors quotes are also very true, and I'm afraid to say they're part of life I guess. The second on in particular is true.. and it doesn't matter what you do, there'll be someone out there criticising what you think is the right thing to do.

The last of Eleanors quotes.. well, what can I say. It just sort of says it all really.

And another... not by Eleanor, but this is really true. Again, something I have done over the past few years, and if it's something you are thinking of doing, I would whole heartedly say it's the right thing to do. I feel fantastic, and my whole life has improved for the better because of it.

Gale Duarte McTiernan =

There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and the people that create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad and focus on the good. So love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones that don't.

Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.

... and a beautiful poem for you - given to me by a fellow Springer Fosterer.. and again, it means alot to me. I love Doggy-type quotes. And having two spaniels from rescue, this poem is soooo true and means alot. Always bear it in mind. Life for our doggies is not always great, but we can make a difference.

There I sat, alone and afraid,
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love.
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.

I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold.
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.

And just when I thought you'd done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go.
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."

Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay.
At first I thought you sent me away.

Then that second lesson became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mum, you know I've moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.

But I'll never forget what I learned that first day.
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may never meet again, and now I know why.

You'll remember I lived with you for a time.
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.

- Author Unknown-


  1. Beautiful quotes and poem and so true. I think I need to start living by them :)
    Debbi xx

  2. Love the quotes.
    I love inspirational quotes - use them all the time on fb and my blog.
    Great way to keep positive when everything around you is falling apart.


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