5.04.2013

Wise Words

Bet you thought I forgot about the blog challenge today, didn't ya?  Well check that time stamp, my friend, because it's still Saturday ... at least, in California.  Booya!  (<-- yeah, I said "booya.")

I couldn't let the day go by without doing Day 4's prompt: Favorite quote and why you love it.  I have two to share with you, actually.  Both slightly embarrassing for different reasons.

The first quote is embarrassing because of the source.  While we were back home in Texas, my mom happened to be watching Yogi Bear.  Don't ask me why.  The Fancy Fiance and I were pretty exhausted so we plopped on the couch next to her and watched the last half hour or so.  I have no idea what the hell was going on in that move but one little gem stood out.  A bit of bear wisdom Yogi Bear learned while stealing "pic-a-nic" baskets:
 As lame as the source of that quote is, it's actually pretty brilliant.  And so true.  Can you really call yourself a failure if you're still actively working to achieve something?  I say, no.  And I'm usually right about stuff so I'm probably right about this one, too.  Yogi Bear speaks truth.

The second quote is embarrassing solely because of how long it took me to see such an awesome movie.  I'm talking about The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  I kinda had a feeling I'd love this movie from the first time I saw the preview but for some reason, I never got my bootie in gear to go see it.  Well, thanks to Netflix, it appeared on my doorstep two weeks ago.  A little nugget of advice from that flick has stayed with me ever since:
The Fancy Fiance and I both agree this quote stuck with us for a while after the movie.  If you don't think you're good enough / pretty enough / smart enough / witty enough / hot enough / funny enough / talented enough / whatever enough, how can you ever expect someone else to?  And if you don't think you're worthy of the best kind of love - the warm you from the inside / make your toes tingle / everything is whole / happiness is home kind of love - how can you expect someone else to give it to you?  We accept the love we think we deserve.  It's one of those things that seems so obvious you wonder why you didn't realize it before.

How's that for your Saturday night?


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  1. LOVE that first one. So true :)

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  2. LOVE them both! I recently watched Perks too (filmed in my hometown, Pittsburgh, by the way;)) and enjoyed it as well. I still want to read the book but this quote was great!

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  4. Great quotes! The second one took me a long time to realize in my life... it's so simple, yet stuffed with so much wisdom! I think once people get this, they are set free for sure! :)

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