Favorite Quotation

Tell us your favorite quotation and why.

Considering that I ended every post for the last 31 Days with a quote or a Bible verse, this is an interesting prompt to start off with in November. The problem I have is that I don’t know if there is one quote that I like more than others. I have numerous quotes that I like, otherwise I wouldn’t have posted them every day for the past month. Picking a favorite is like asking Michelle Duggar to pick her favorite child of 19.

Without a doubt, I can say that I have a favorite Bible verse.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

It’s a comfort verse from me that I have had memorized since I was a child. It’s a wonderful reminder that all we need to do is have faith that Christ will strengthen us for anything that life hands us. When I’m feeling down or need motivation, I think of this verse and remember that I don’t have to rely solely on myself for strength.

Now that I’ve diverted from the quote question long enough, I suppose it’s time for me to make a decision about my favorite quote. While skimming through the quotes that I posted the past month, it hit me that I do, indeed, have a long time favorite quote! It’s actually from a song lyric that spoke to me back in 1994 when Tom Petty’s Wildflowers cd was released. The lyric is from the “Crawling Back To You” song.
“Most things I worry about never happen anyway.” – Tom Petty

While Tom Petty is my favorite musical artist, who knew that such wise words could be sung? We worry about so many things in life that haven’t even happened yet and quite possibly will never happen. I am so guilty of over worrying myself over things out of my control. There have been times that I sing this little line in my head to remind myself not to worry. I’m also really good at reminding others not to worry about things beyond their control, and it usually serves as a great reminder to myself not to let it get to me, as well.

Do you have a favorite quotation, Bible verse or saying that gets you through difficult times? 

During the month of November, I am participating in the National Blog Posting Month, also known as NaBloPoMo, hosted by BlogHer. Most likely I am following these suggested prompts, but I might just get crazy and change things up every once in a while. I’m one wild and crazy gal! 

NaBloPoMo November 2012

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5 thoughts on “Favorite Quotation

  1. Love Tom Petty also. I think my favorite (or one of the favs) song is “Learning to Fly”. Ironically I don’t remember the line you used here for your quote, so now I need to go and check that out. Question about the NaBlo thing…I am now sort of thinking of partcipating but wondered if you HAVE to post every day to register on their blog roll list. Did you put your website on their list? I know I can’t commit to doing every day because of the other projects, but it looks fun and I kind of want to do it. Wondered if you were participating by just following the prompts, or if you were “officially” signed up and linked on their site’s blog roll. I actually do have a fav. quote and it DOES go with the series on change I am doing, but would be a bit out of order for what I was going to do with it. If I can get my butt in gear today, I may try to get it written, otherwise I will still be writing on this topic- but just for a different day.

  2. You don’t have to commit every day to sign up on their website, though you do need to sign up by the 5th. In order to be eligible for the giveaways, you have to have blogged every day up to the day of the giveaway. Otherwise, there’s no rules. You don’t have to follow the prompts, either. Does that answer all of your questions about NaBloPoMo?

    The Tom Petty song, Crawling Back To You, wasn’t played on the radio, but it was on the Wildflowers cd. The reason I know that song so well is that in 1995, I lost all of my cds in a car accident and slowly started buying a few more at a time. The first two that I bought was Wildflowers and Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits. That Spring I worked evenings in a factory after school, and I was usually alone in the area that I worked, so I brought my portable cd player to work with me every day and listened to those 2 cds on repeat for quite some time. I pretty much know all the lyrics to all of the songs on those cds because of it 🙂

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