Three on Thursday – quotes

Well, we made it – 30 days of posting. It was great fun. Here are 3 quotes that I have scribbled in my journal this month.

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ― Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

“What you and I need is usually not a brand-new teaching. Brand-new truths are probably not truths. What we need are reminders about the greatness of the old truths. We need someone to say an old truth in a fresh way. Or sometimes, just to say it.” ― John Piper, The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent

Be sure to visit Carole for more Three Things posts. Goodbye November!

Unraveled Wednesday

No unraveling of yarn projects this week – phew. I did do some stash diving and came up with with some yarn that I think (hope) will work for the Project Peace KAL. I am anxious to get started on this project although I should probably stay strong with my sweater knitting.

I finished listening to Eleanor Oliphant this week. I enjoyed this book and the reader was really good. I am waiting on a few library books and looking forward to some reading time over Christmas break.

Be sure to visit Kat for yarn and reading inspiration.

Perspective

I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

A few years ago, we started a post- Thanksgiving tradition of watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy over the long weekend. And every time I watch that first movie, I am struck by the quote above. I want to do more deciding what to do with the time that is given and less wishing away the things that are hard. So today, I am once again wiping the smudges from my lenses and choosing to be in the moment, deciding to do the best I can do for today.

And by the way, it took us an extra day to finish watch the trilogy this year because I kept falling asleep! It is still a wonderful tradition.

Sometimes Mondays

are for measuring up. The thanksgiving break was a good time to make progress on the sweater (gotta love stockinette in the round). I will take that accomplishment – 5″ completed, 5″ to go. I hope the rest of the week finds more forward progress.

It has been great fun making a blog post every day this month. I have a new energy about writing and documenting my days. Happy last Monday of November.