3 Day Quote Challenge – Day two

 

During my later childhood and teenager time it turned out I would develop a highly sensitive as well as melancholy personality.

 

Facing problems, getting in trouble, seeing injustice or people needing my compassion made me very sad, even angry. I cried more often than was good for me.

 

In the meantime I learned to control my emotions on a different level. It doesn’t mean things like this don’t touch me anymore. It is just easier for me to get along with them; it as well means than I am helpful and caring – and therefore too often used by people.

 

Not everything in my life went smoothly and too often I faced trouble or problems. When solutions for them are found, I work on it – and what’s done is gone.

 

But I have to admit, if a person does anything bad, hurts me, uses me, humiliates me or is just downright evil I will keep that in mind.

 

It doesn’t mean I can’t forgive. In fact I could, but even if I forgive – I will never forget.

 

 

As many other people I had to learn how to handle the past to leave it behind me and concentrate on the future. This was a painful lesson.

I had a coach supporting me with this task and I still am grateful for all the efforts he was going through.

 

And one day he handed me a little picture with the quote of Lao Tzu:

 

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. Lao Tzu

 

I will never forget. In fact I still have that little card with the quote, even though old and ragged, I’m convinced it will stay with me until it will dissolve.

 

This is a quote necessary to shake me and my mind awake because we were heading into the wrong direction.

 

Thank you for all you have done for me, Mr. E. S. B. God bless you.

 

Aurora Jean Alexander

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3 Day Quote Challenge – Day one

I would like to thank Patricia Garcia for inviting me to participate in this 3-Day Quote Challenge. Her blogs and writing as well as her music are an inspiration to me. Patricia Garcia is an amazing personality, a wonderful person and a loyal and caring friend. That’s how I want to be when I grow up.

 

A few years back I was in the middle of a phase in my life where I had problems to focus on my goals. I got overrun by all the bad things happening to the same time. I’ve always been a person to work on trouble or on problems when they show up and eliminate them to continue concentrating on the important things. But at that particular time trouble seemed to know where I was and waited there for me. Being overwhelmed it all felt to be much more than I could handle.

I was always dreaming of being a writer and a published author, but the time back then pulled me into a deep hole where I couldn’t find out anymore.

I followed many advices, too many to be effective, but one advice was a good idea: get distraction. Laugh whenever you can do that. Watch a funny movie, read a funny book and do whatever you can to calm down, which is essential to focus and work on things.

 

I decided to do that and found myself in front of the TV to have fun watching “10 things I hate about you”, with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. Heath Ledger played Patrick Verona, a boy in his final High School year.

At one point Pat Verona tells a co-student:

 

“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want!!”

 

This quote has changed my view on things and challenged me so enormously, I found the strength to do what needed to be done and continue following my dream.

I found true inspiration, just out of a funny teenage movie. And the quote is still with me to this day, on a poster at the door to the room where I usually write.

What quote or quotes has changed one of your mindset and has inspired you to change?

 

Picture courtesy of Google.

Picture courtesy of Google.

 

I would like to invite the three writers whom I have gotten to know to join me by sharing some of their inspirational quotes in the 3 Day Challenge at their convenience.  Their blogs are an inspiration to me and help me very much within the task to become a true writer. I invite you to visit them and be inspired.  

 

F. E. Feeley jr. at: https://authorfefeeleyjr.wordpress.com/

Jen Owenby at: https://jenowenby.wordpress.com/

Renee Scattergood at: http://reneescattergood.com/

 

I am sure we will be able to read amazing posts about inspirational quotes on each of their blogs.

 

Warm regards

Aurora Jean Alexander