I have been challenged by fellow blogger Harlife to post three quotes for three days and select three bloggers in the course of these three days to take up the challenge.
You might wanna check out Harlife’s blog first. He’s this amazing artist and poet who writes mostly in his native-tongue but his English pieces are equally thought provoking. He loves to read, travel and write…like me 🙂 Don’t forget to check out his Instagram posts and his sketches posted on the site.
Coming back to the challenge, I thought if I have three days, I’ll assign a theme to each day.
Today’s theme is – Negative People
I chose this theme because a few of my dear, dear friends and family members are going through personal or professional crisis because of certain people in their lives (you know who you are and I love you. I’m there for you). Their problems have been taking a toll on them, their health, their careers and spilling into their personal lives. I just want to reach out to them through this post and let them know that this too shall pass.
But this isn’t just for them; its for me, for you, and for everyone else who has been going, or has gone through tough times and life’s trials are pushing us into a negative place where hope looks bleak and faraway, only because that certain someone is bringing us down. So this goes out to everyone…
Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.
I’ve always loved this actor, but when I read this quote by him my respect for him quadrupled! If we let ourselves get bogged down by naysayers all the time, that reflects badly not on them (its in their nature to do so) but on us, for being weak willed and impressionable. Just say no….
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.
Words of this great American thinker ring sweet and true in my ears. It takes only a minute to criticize, but it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and good will. Clearly, some people have waaaay too much time at hand to muck around in other people’s business. So who’s the loser here?
Stay away from negative people…they have a problem for every solution.
I don’t know who’s great words these are but I would have high-fived him/her. Its upto us to look at life’s challenges as either mere bumps on the road or dead ends.
Now that I have accomplished the first part of the Challenge (and its been fun doing so), I’ll nominate the three bloggers I’d like to take up the challenge. But first, rules of the game –
- Mention and thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Post 1-3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days.
- Nominate 3 bloggers every day for those three days.
And I nominate:
It’s upto you to take the challenge or leave it. No obligations here. My advice, take it up. I’ve had fun looking up quotes that speak my mind.
Thank you for your time and for accepting the challenge 🙂
Till tomorrow folks!
©Pradita Kapahi, 2016.
Picture Sources: http://www.pixabay.com & www.oursweetinspirations.com/life/archives/08-2014/2