IT’S QUOTE SATURDAY!! You know what that means…actually you don’t because THIS IS MY FIRST QUOTE SATURDAY!!!
Right so here’s the deal: every Saturday, without fail (well…) I am going to give you my QUOTES OF THE WEEEEEEK (how exciting)! One will be general, one will be from an awesome movie and the other will be from an equally awesome DISNEY MOVIEEEEE (yes, Disney deserves capitals). Right, so here goes the first Quote Saturday of the alittlemagicandsparkle blogggg 😀
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”-Walt Disney
So I have a massive blackboard on my bedroom wall and every week I select a quote I love to motivate/inspire/make me laugh and this week I picked the one above 😀
I love Walt Disney a lot (mainly because he brought us Mary Poppins and my life WOULD NOT be the same without Mazza P) but he really has some great things to say about living with imagination, almost childlike. I think this is an amazing thing as a lot of people lose their magic and sparkle as they get older, and seen as I’m getting older (like I’m an adult now woah) I don’t want this to happen to me, so Walt, well done for your awesome quotes! This quote, though, speaks to those of us who feel as if we’re no good. People who don’t feel they have anything to bring to the table; people who are struggling in their different environments at the moment and can’t see a way out. I know a lot of people have exams coming up and sometimes these exams seem impossible: you look at that mound of revision and you think “gosh, that’s a lot” or you look at your target grade and you think “that is completely impossible/unobtainable/unhelpful” but you know what, Walt had it right, you can do the “impossible” and it’s heaps of fun because you challenge both yourself and the perceptions of others along the way! I love challenges, I thrive the most when I’m challenged so, personally, this quote rings true with me and my motivations but it’s also an amazing quote to inspire us to achieve our goals no matter how far off they seem and, of course, have fun along the way!!
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4v13
“This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time”-Fight Club
Man, I only just watched fight club today and it’s such an amazing film to quote! Brad Pitt has some awesome lines (although this isn’t one of his). Another motivationally (that’s not a word) one here basically saying “C’MON AND LIVE ALREADY”. Y’know today I lay in bed all day and right now I’m thinking “wow that was a waste of a day” (except I did watch a film, an opera AND a musical so…) but seriously, how many people go through life thinking that? Am I right? We all do it! Now I’m no life expert but it seems to me that we complain an awful lot about how our lives are panning out but never stop to fix them, to do something better or to make a stand. I want to challenge you today to live life to the full because as the guy says your life will end sometime, that’s not morbid, it’s fact! So today, are you living life to the full or are you sitting watching Wagner in bed like me?
“I have come that you may have life and have it to the full” John 10v10
“Now Woody, he’s been my pal for as long as I can remember. He’s brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind, and smart. But the thing that makes Woody special, is he’ll never give up on you…ever. He’ll be there for you, no matter what.” -Andy, Toy Story 3
Think I just shed a tear. This quote is so special. This is exactly what my best friends are like. I have 6 best friends: Bethan, HK, Elanor, Greavo, Beth and Stewie and they really really mean the world to me, like the whole world. They all have their individual qualities, some of them are musical, some of them are clever, some of them are kind, some of them can speak different languages but they all have one thing in common: they are always, always there for me. That’s something I take for granted so much and I rarely think about but it’s completely true. I’m a human, I make mistakes, I do terrible things sometimes but these fellas never ever ever say they’ve had enough of me (well not often anyway) and they’re always there for me no matter what time it is (seriously, HK was psychoanalysing me at 1 in the morning the other night) so THANKS GUYS! But this isn’t just about me and my friends: I’m sure this rings true for a lot of people, be thankful for that. We live in a consumerism culture, a culture in which we never look around to see what we already have. We just care about obtaining more. I dare you to stop and to think about your best friends, your family, your cats, whoever, there’s someone in this world who will never leave your side. BE THANKFUL FOR THAT, just as I’m sure Andy was. Gratitude is a challenge, a daily challenge, remind yourself every day of those you love and who love you and thank God for them. And if you haven’t already told them: tell them you’re thankful for them, please, today.
“…the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 35v6
Well that was Quote Saturday! Hope you enjoyed it and I hope to see you next week for some more awesome quotes and soppiness!
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