Quote Challenge – Happy Thanksgiving!


Awhile back I was nominated by the lovely Lisa from Lisa’s “I Have too Much Time on My Hands” Site to the quote challenge. (click for link to original blog post). Her blog is a little bit of everything and is always interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚

I promised I would complete this on Thanksgiving because I thought this would be the perfect time for me.

So, my favorite quotes:

“It is not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, that is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.”ย  – W. T. Purkiser

Often around the holidays we hear of how blessed everyone is and how grateful they are for family, homes, and what they have. I want to take it one more step and how do we help others with our blessings?

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

I have loved this quote forever. I don’t believe that it is saying say whatever you want to hurt others but speak your truth with love. Don’t be shut down for fear of what others will think of you. Stand up and speak when you need to.

And finally…

“Claire had all but given up
When she and Edwin fell in love
She touched his face and shook her head
In disbelief she sighed and said
In many dreams I’ve held you near
Now at last you’re really here

Chorus
Where have you been?
I’ve looked for you for ever and a day
Where have you been?
I’m just not myself when you’re away

He asked her for her hand for life
Then she became a salesman’s wife
He was home each night by 8
But one stormy evening he was late
Her frightened tears fell to the floor
Until his key turned in the door

Chorus

They’d never spent a night apart
For 60 yrs she heard him snore
Now they’re in a hospital
In seperate beds on different floors

Claire soon lost her memory, forgot the names of family
She never spoke a word again
Then one day they wheeled him in
He held her hand and stroked her hair
In a fragile voice she said

Chorus

Where have you been
I’ve looked for you forever and a day
Where have you been
I’m just not myself when your away
I’m just not myself when your away”

Yes, this is a song. This is one of my favorite songs that makes me cry each time I hear it. The love story is just beautifully heartbreaking. You can listen to it here:

“Where have you been? I have looked for you forever and a day…”

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Spread the blessingsย  you have, speak your truth and look to those who love you and know you are loved.

 

 

16 Comments Add yours

  1. syl65 says:

    Wonderful quotes and lyrics! Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      You too, Sylvester!

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  2. foodzesty says:

    Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Same to you!

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  3. mistimaan says:

    Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Happy day to you and yours!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Marci. Some great quotes here. I particularly like the Dr Seuss quote.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Happy day to you! I love Dr. Seuss.

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  5. Erika Kind says:

    Thank you for sharing those deep quotes and that beautiful and touching song. I never heard it before. Happy Thanksgiving, Marci. I am so grateful that I was blessed to meet you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much! I truly loved having met you and Sylvester this year. You are both such wonderful people and bloggers.

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        My, thank you, Marci! I am sure it was not the last time and I am looking forward to the next time meeting you as an old friend already ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Those are some great thoughts thanks for sharing them, I especially loved the last paragraph, Happy Thanksgiving:)

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much! Hope you’ve had a wonderful day.

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  7. trkingmomoe says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much! Hope you have a wonderful day.

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