In Others’ Words: Share a Quote
I’m not blogging about honesty today — I’m just being honest with you all.
The truth is, I’m exhausted. The kind of tired that deposits grit in your eyes and weighs down your steps and makes you stumble over your words, to the amusement of friends and family. Earlier today I was searching for a particular word and the only one I could think of close to the one I wanted was “umbrage.”
Umbrage. Not your normal, everyday word.
I’ll take my honesty one step further: I’m exhausted and I’m probably going to be at a certain functional level of tiredness for the foreseeable future. Why? Well, I’ve been diagnosed with a frozen right shoulder. Lovely ailment that, especially when I was told my shoulder had to “melt” in order to get better. I honestly thought the physical therapist and the surgeon were displaying a bit of (warped) medical humor at my expense … but no, that’s exactly the medical terminology for the progress of this condition. A person’s shoulder freezes … and then it needs to melt.
And for all the funny terminology, frozen shoulder is painful. And the condition also disrupts your sleep. I read the Mayo Clinic’s website about frozen shoulder and it listed lack of sleep as one of the consequences of frozen shoulder — but I already knew that. I kind of wander the house these nights — my husband calls me a “nomadic sleeper” — and then there are nights (like Monday night) that, well, I don’t sleep at all.
So now to the reason I am being so honest with you, my friends.
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for a blog post. But exhaustion is winning out against my want to … and I decided to do something completely different! If this works — well, it’s a bit of brilliance fueled by exhaustion (which is exactly how this blog was born). If it fails … well, we’ll just chalk it up to exhaustion too, right?
The quote from Shakespeare is one of my favorite quotes: No legacy is so rich as honesty. As a matter of fact, it’s on the list of Top 20 Quotes that people receive when they subscribe to my blog.
Here’s my request today: Would you please share one of your favorite quotes with us? I’d love to hear some of your favorites and possibly highlight them on the blog in the future. Oh, and if you’d like to tell others about In Others’ Words, make sure to let them know they get a list of my Top 20 Favorite Quotes when they subscribe to my blog.
In Your Words: What’s a favorite quote of yours? (Yes, I’m repeating the question on purpose! Please share one or two or more of your favorite quotes in the comments below — and share why you like the quote too!)
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