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PAD: Quote Me

Daily Prompt: Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

Indeedy.

“Take me for what I am….who I was meant to be!”   ~RENT the show/movie/musical
Kinda self-explanatory dont’cha think.

“Remember that it makes absolutely no difference what other people think of you! We all need to understand that there is no such thing as perfection. Strive for excellence, that is achievable, and detach from what others think and say about you. If they don’t approve of what you do or who you are, let it be their problem. Be true to yourself!”
~John F Barnes, PT
Just what it says- Be True to Me, I shouldn’t have to change who I am so other people will think “better” of me.  I’ll be me and you be you.  Everyone’s much happier that way.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
― Maya Angelou
Someday I am going to get this as a tattoo.  Maybe the shortened version though.  Its such a great way to try to live your life, these are the values and personality characteristics that everyone should display and our society might be moving in a better direction.

Stephen King: “Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.”
This is just funny, and oh so true!  Even though I enjoyed parts of Twilight, mainly Breaking Dawn (you know because suddenly Bella becomes a person on her own), Harry Potter is an amazing story and the movies have almost all lived up to the books.

PAD: My Hero

Daily Prompt: Tell us about your hero.

I searched Google and this is what I found:

Google Defines Hero

Google Defines Hero

A person admired for courage or noble qualities.  Dictionary.com says a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.  Within mythology it means 1) a being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity; 2) (in the Homeric period) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability; 3) (in later antiquity) an immortal being; demigod.

As for me, I haven’t identified with any hero/heroine ever.  I don’t think celebrities, actresses, actors, rich people, are really anyone to look up to.  Just because you are famous doesn’t make you a great person that I should look up to and strive to be like.  Of course of course, there are celebrities out there doing really great things and donating money and volunteering their time.  And that’s great.  But I don’t want to “be like them”.

I think there are certain qualities in all people that I hope to achieve in myself.  I found this quote a few months ago and I absolutely love it, and agree that these are qualities I would love to possess and achieve daily!

Maya Angelou