I haven’t posted one of these in a while, but I must say the following quote makes up for my transgression. The Blogger Quote of the Week comes from L.Marie. She wrote about the phrase “recalled to life” from the book, A Tale of Two Cities. I really enjoyed this book and had a similar reaction to the phrase that Linda so eloquently writes about in her post, Recalled to Life. Here is an excerpt:
“Every day, when we open our eyes at the start of the day, we’re recalled to life. For some of us, maybe we don’t want to be recalled to the same old circumstances—the same old limited life. If you’re like me (and I hope you aren’t), you tend to focus on the negative—what others (including yourself) have told you might be “true” of your life: that you’re a failure who will never accomplish anything worthwhile. That you’ll always be broke or tired or miserable or hungry or thwarted or second-best or rejected or washed-up or ____________ (fill in the blank with whatever that little voice tells you; you know the one). Sentiments like that are as much a prison as the Bastille.
Maybe like me—like Dr. Manette—you need to be recalled to life—to the truths that bring life to you. What’s true about you?
You’ve got an imagination.
You’re one of a kind.
You’re a masterpiece.
You’ve got a second chance or a third or a fourth.
You’ve got skills.
You’ve got a story to tell.
You’re not hopeless.
You’re not defeated.
Right? Now go out and live that truth. Live like someone recalled to life. Because you are.”
Wow. I love this.
- Recalled to Life (lmarie7b.wordpress.com)