Monday, March 31, 2008

Fun Monday #1 - Quotes

Welcome to my new blog, I've only been blogging for a week, and am excited to join Fun Monday. My daughter Candid Karina and Mscellania said this was a good way to get to know all of you.

This week's Fun Monday is being hosted at Pensieve. The assignment is to: please share words that inspire and motivate you--brief or bloviatory, silly or serious, from great world leaders to last night's Comedy Central...from a Hallmark greeting card to your favorite book. Choose one, choose many; let the quotes stand on their own or tell where you first read or heard them and how they affected you. There's a lot of leeway with how this topic can be handled.

I believe that if I have an optimist attitude through life I will be happier, so will the ones around me. This is why I picked OPTIMISM as my inspired word.

There may be days when I get up in the morning and things aren’t the way I had hoped they would be. That’s when I have to tell myself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint me and let me down, but those are the times that I have to remind myself to trust my own judgments and opinions, to keep my life focused on believing in myself and all the ones that I’m surrounded of. There will be challenges to face and changes to make in my life and it is up to me to accept them. Constantly keep focus in the right direction. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle I will find myself stronger than ever.


Our rewards in life always be in direct ratio to our service. ~ Earl Nightingale

Play while you play, work while you work. One thing each time, this is the way all that you do, whith your might; things done by halves are not done right. ~ Author Unknown

The journey of a thowsand miles begins with one step. ~ Loa Tsze

Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama

If there is any kindness I can show, or any good things I can do to any of my fellow being, let me do it now, and not later or nobody shall pass this way again. ~William Penn

Smile when you want to, cry when you need to. Laugh whenever possible! ~ Author Unknown

Make a carrier of humanity, and you will make a greater person of yourself. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine. Because I chose it I own everything about me. My body, my filings, my mouth, my voice, all my action, my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.
However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and fill at any given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought and felt turn out to be different from what I expected, I’ll discard what I don’t want, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I am me and I’m ok!…

Now I live you with a joke, this is Fun Monday after all.

Ode To A Mammogram

For year’s years they told me,
"Be careful of your breasts.
Don't ever squeeze or bruise them,
And give them monthly tests."
So I heeded all their warnings
And protected them by law...
Guarded them very carefully,
And always wore a bra.
After 30 years of careful care,
The Doctor found a lump,
He ordered up a Mammogram
To look inside that clump.
"Stand up very close," she said,
as she got my tit in line,
"And tell me when it hurts," she said,
Ah yes!There! Thats just fine."
She stepped upon a pedal...
I could not believe my eyes!
A plastic plate was pressing down...
My Boob was in a vice!!
My skin was stretched'n stretched
From way up by my chin,
And my poor tit was being squashed
To Swedish pancake thin!!
Excruciating pain I felt,
Within its vice-like grip,
A prisoner in this vicious thing,
My poor defenseless tit!
"Take a deep breath," she said to me.
Who does she think she's kidding?
My chest is smashed in her machine,
I can't breathe and woozy I am getting.
"There, that was good," I heard her say
As the room was slowly swaying,
"Now lets get the other one,"
"Lord, have mercy," I was praying.
It squeezed me from the up and down,
It squeezed me from both sides,
I'll bet she's never had this done
to her tender little hide!
If I had no problem when I came in,
I surely have one now...
If there had been a cyst in there,
It would have popped-Ker-Pow!!
This machine was made by man,
Of this I have no doubt...
I'd like to get his balls in there,
For months he'd go "WITHOUT"!!


Celeste said...

Welcome to Fun Monday!

I like your approach -- I really like the quote "the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

So true about the mammograms, too. I'm glad I have mine out of the way for a year!

Pamela said...

Play/Work one is great. I'm glad to see it as a quote because I really try to do that. (So far I haven't been fired.)

Joy T. said...

Welcome to Fun Monday! A most excellent job and the 'journey of a thousand miles' is such a perfect quote.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Welcome to Fun Monday. I really love that you chose a word first and then found quotes for each letter. I like the 'journey of a thousand miles' quote too, and the boob poem? Ouch.

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

Very nicely done! You made me cringe with the mammogram sonet. Mine is done for the year, too, but somehow the mind never lets you forget the cold slabs and unbearable pressure. Thanks for reminding me. ;)

Hootin' Anni said...

I LOVE!! the optimism. Wow.

ChrisB said...

What a great way to present your quotes. I love them all.
I've read the mammogram one before and it always make me think ouch!

Jenn And The City said...

Welcome to Fun Monday, it's my first as well. Great way to handle the topic, very creative

storyteller said...

Wow … a real ‘newbie’ to blogging. I’ve just been blogging for 5 months and consider myself ‘new’ too … but I’m often amazed at what I’ve learned since I started. This is my first Fun Monday post too. I love the cleverly colorful ‘anagram’ method you used to create and share your quotes today … all of which were wonderful. I enjoyed the ‘poem’ you closed with as well. It’s soooooo true ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Ha! You left us SMILING! Now, THAT'S the way to put the FUN in Monday!

Optimism is a GREAT attribute; really, truly, I think it's always best to look for the half-full glass, too :).

I've always loved that quote by Einstein; I don't think people typically expect that kind of thinking out of a genius (which to me, makes him genius!!).

Welcome to the fray...hope you'll be back week after week!


Stephanie mama drama said...

Your take on this week's Fun Monday is the most original I've seen!!

Oh, and the mammogram poem: PRICELESS!

Alison said...

welcome to fun monday!!! I love your quotes and how you did them, very creative.

IamwhoIam said...

optimism great start

SwampAngel65 said...

Welcome to the blogging world and Fun Mondays! Your post was so creative and fun to read! Great job!! All good quotes and words to remember...including the joke, heheheh!

Jan said...

Welcome to Fun Monday, and I see you're a new blogger, too. This is a great post and very insirational

Peculiar said...

Welcome to Fun Monday!! It is my first FM too. I like the acrostic format that you created using the word OPTIMISM. That was a neat way to present your quotes. I hope you enjoy blogging as much as I've learned to.

Sayre said...

I like how you did your quotes - very creative! And the Mammogram Ode? Pretty right on. As one who has to have them every 6 months, I can definitely relate!

Karina said...

Oh mom, I knew you'd take to blogging like a natural, and you sure have. This was a great Fun Monday post! I love all the quotes you chose, and love that you left us with a joke at the end. Nice! ;-)