Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wednesday Words

This is a quote that I read a couple of weeks ago and one that has stuck with me.

It is a lovely quote from an inspirational woman who recently died aged a great 110 years old.

That lady was Alice Herz-Sommer.

I will admit that until she died I had never heard of her but she was the oldest holocaust survivor.

Her quote is such a lovely way to look at the world.

The way she look at the world is one that we should all try and remember. If she could see life in this way after everything that she had suffered during the war and her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp. Then surely more of us can too!

Even when times are hard, stressful or not as good as they could be, this quote should uplift you. Especially when you remember who it came from and what she went through.

In comparison, having a stressful lunchtime (like today!) with the twins, or having two children screaming at you, or tantrums (yes the terrible twos are upon us) really is not a huge problem. It is just part of them growing up and learning how to manage their moods and emotions. It is hard but I know they will grow out of it!

Anyway I'm starting to babble on!

So here it is, my uplifting quote...

"And life is beautiful,
Love is beautiful,
Nature and music are beautiful.
Everything we experience is a gift,
A present we should cherish and pass on to those we love."
Alice Herz-Sommer
 
 
I am sharing this post with Crazy With Twins Wednesday Words. Go and read Emma's stormy poem The Howling at Wednesday Words


30 comments:

  1. That's a lovely quote - one that really makes you think how lucky you are x x

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  2. A wonderful quote from a wonderful lady. I read a little about her life this week and her courage and optimism were astounding. A great lady.

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  3. Aww that is a lovely quote. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  4. Wow how lovely is that! Certainly makes you stop and think x

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  5. I listened to a thing on the radio about this woman she sounded really inspirational

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  6. That is a great quote...and a brilliant positive way to approach the world. It's easy to get bogged down with negatives but so much nicer to look at the world as a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. That's a super quote. We need to remember to be thankful for all the little things.

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  8. What a wonderful quote Kirsty, thank you for sharing. Love those inspirational ones :)

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  9. This is a wonderful way to look at life. I think we could all do with being a little more positive and grateful as we go about our day. Lovely words :)

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  10. They are indeed lovely words, very inspirational.

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  11. That is beautiful - she must have been a fantastic lady. I think sometimes reading things like this really help to put the little things into perspective (even if they don't seem too small at the time!)

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  12. What a lovely quote. Sometimes it's nice to remember the bigger picture :)

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  13. I watched the mini documentary of her life when it went viral on facebook and I cried like a baby, this is one of the inspirational people I have ever seen and has such a beautiful soul. If only everyone could see beauty in her eyes x

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  14. Thank you for this, sometimes it is easy to get consumed in problems that are not really that bad - I do this a lot. Her quote and the background story of her life has certainly made me appreciate things today.

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  15. What a great quote and so inspirational. Thanks for sharing it.

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  16. What a wonderful quote. When we get caught up in the daily grind it is difficult to see the bigger picture but I think it is important to stop and think about things in a broader sense. Life is precious and it is worth appreciating. Next time I am having a bad day I will try and remember this x

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  17. Wonderful quote! I love things like this. Thank you.

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  18. The little problems that seem huge at the moment pale into comparison when you think of the things others have had to deal with or are dealing with right now.
    Great quote, thanks for sharing :) xx

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  19. Very positive and inspiring. Makes you look at life in a completely different light.

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  20. So true!
    Everyday is a gift and we should never forget it.

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  21. Beautiful and true. Thanks for sharing x

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Thank you for your comments I do love to hear what you think and try to reply to as many as I can x