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Accept It For What It Is

Welcome to day 11 of 30 Days of Writing, a creative writing challenge blah blah blah.   Today’s prompt is “A Sense of Accomplishment”. Enjoy, and blah blah blah link up at the end of this post if you’ve participated in today’s challenge blah blah blah.

Accept It For What It Is

My sense of accomplishment has been off the charts this past month. I’ve completed some huge projects at work, watched my son Kane receive awards in science, history and music and finally made a serious dent in my spring cleaning. Not to mention hosting this blog challenge, meeting some great new bloggers and writing everyday for the past 11 days. I feel satisfied, motivated, and happy.

And freakin’ tired!

This morning, I feel a sense of accomplishment just for having gotten out of bed. Sometimes, you need to feel good about the little things.

I am so not this cute when I'm sleeping.

So today, I give you some other people’s thoughts and feelings on accomplishments since mine are a little less than coherent.

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
Ray Kroc

Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing.
Albert Bandura

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas Edison

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
Vince Lombardi

and finally…

 

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Now accomplish something wonderful by clicking on the links of the talented writers below!

 

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  • “I couldn’t repair your brakes. So I made your horn louder.” – Unknown

  • Oh, I love this…quotes!   Even dufus gave a quote.  Love it….you guys are just so smart.  I am impressed at how accomplished you guys are.  So I will add a quote too. 

  • It is quite an accomplishment to have posted for 11 straight days!  I feel it too.  That should definitely be worth bonus points – an incentive to keep going.  When I first saw the picture, I thought this was a post about your accomplishment as a mother.  Congratulations on all your accomplishments.

  • Is that Max?  OMG, how precious is that baby?

  • Funny…I was going to put that my accomplishment today was getting out of bed and brushing my teeth.  Then I realized I have not yet brushed my teeth!

  • I nearly forgot to comment here again 😉

    I love this one:  To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

    I think we should feel good about the little things too. It’s an accomplishment if I can make Mo laugh throughout the day. Especially when she’s in a temper about something 🙂

  • I agree with most of them but Ralph Waldo is FULL OF CRAP.  -if a deadbeat dad refuses to pay even though everyone else wants him to fulfill his responsibilities, Ralphy would call this accomplishment?  The most accomplished douche maybe!

    You could apply that one to so many; Lohan won’t clean up even though everyone wants her to…
    T.O. wouldn’t be a decent teammate… One could go on for quite some time listing them.

  • Oh I love that!

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  • Why thank you, Dufus.  Do you think I will become a famous philosopher?  Plato, Socrates and Cheryl P.  …it could happen.

  • I nominated you for “The Lovely Blog Award.”  Go to http://thenlistblog.com/2012/06/11/and-id-like-to-thank/ to find out what to do next (if you are into this sort of thing).  =)

  • Barb

    Love the Lombardi quote!

  • LOL!! That’s brilliant! 250 points for that one, Dufus.

  •  Cheryl, you are amazing! Can you email me that image? I want to print it out and frame it!!!

  • “This morning, I feel a sense of accomplishment just for having gotten
    out of bed. Sometimes, you need to feel good about the little things.”

    AMEN to that. And I’m having EXACTLY that kind of day today!

  • You are absolutely right, Linda. That does deserve bonus points! So… 500 bonus points for me! 😉

    Seriously, I am impressed with how many people have stuck it out, posting every single day.

    I wish I could consider raising my kids to be an accomplishment. However, they seem to have turned out well despite my efforts rather than because of them. 🙂

  • Yup, that precious thing is Max when he was not even 2 months old. He was already the size of a 6 month old!! Ahhhh, I miss those days. The ones before he knew what a dragon was. 🙂

  • LMAO! Well, consider it half an accomplishment – and that’s better than no accomplishment at all, right? 🙂

  • Whew, good thing you came back, Babs! I was about to start deducting points 🙂

    Yes, some days are definitely harder than others in terms of accomplishments. Today was really a day when I felt like I was swimming against the tide – unable to get anything done. Oh well, tomorrow is another day!

    Oh, and Mo? In a temper?! I can hardly believe it! 😉

  • Now God! You know very well that’s not what Ralph meant. He meant that you shouldn’t let anyone steer you away from accomplishing your goals, your dreams, your ambitions. How many people aspire to be a loser, an idiot or an arrogant, whiny jerk?

    Look, let me put it another way – a way you’ll understand. Ralph is basically saying that T.O. should continue to practice and strive to be the best football player he can be,  even if everyone else thinks he sucks at football. At no time does he tell him to suck at football and blame others because he sucks at football.

    Does that make more sense to you now?

  • That’s so sweet of you Nicki! I don’t know what to say… I guess, thanks would be a good place to start, right?

    Thank you! I knew there was a reason I liked you – besides the awesome name, that is! 🙂

  • He really was an impressive guy, and he definitely practiced what he preached! Thanks, Barb.

  • I’m sorry to hear that, sweet thing! Anything I can do to help, just say the word! xoxo

  • xoxoxoxo

  •  He’s even more adorable now!  I can’t wait to meet him (and spoil him).

  • StubbornFool

    “The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.”George Carlin

  • “And 6 days after tomorrow is the week of the rest of your life.” Nobody

  • “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment
    rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and
    happened to things.”

    THIS IS WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR THIS MONTH.

  • Ha ha, I am sure you jest!!! Do you have a collection of drunken art work?

  • Accomplishments, indeed, can be the little things. I am usually happy just to wake up and not see my name in the obits. I figure if I’m on this side of the dirt, it’s an accomplishment. Because the other side would suck!

  •  I’m totally serious! No, I don’t have a collection of drunken art work, but I think that one would be a great place to start!

  • You send me your email address to artofconflicted@aol.com and I will mail you the drunken babe on a bench for your collection.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    “If you saw two guys named Hambone and Flippy, which one would you think liked dolphins most? I’d say Flippy, wouldn’t you? You’d be wrong though. It’s Hambone.” ~ Jack Handy

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