The 3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 2


Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. – Buddha

Laura Bruno Lilly, nominated me for The 3 Day Quote Challenge. Thank you for the nomination, I feel honored. This is day two in the challenge. I’m taking you straight from the adrenaline pumping action at the rodeo in yesterday’s post, to the peaceful setting of my own back yard. I have never been a party girl. Home, wherever that is, is always more appealing to me. The outdoor part more important, than then indoor. I like keeping both spaces simple, clean, and inviting in a minimalistic kind of way. I live by the rule, less is more, but LOVE to surround myself with beauty.

The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

I can not take credit for these beautiful roses, since I recently moved, and I did not plant them. My little sister was the one who knew everything about flowers. That was her thing. Vegetables, and fruit was my thing. Unfortunately she’s a few thousand miles away, and can’t help me now. I’m just going to do my best to not kill the existing flowers in my garden (except the ones I had cut down..I guess..)

In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go. – Jack Kornfield


The rules for the challenge are:

– Thank the person who nominated you
– Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day.
I guess I kind of slightly bend, the 1 quote a day rule. I’ve never been good at following rules.)
– Share why this quote appeals to you so much
– Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day



Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.

– Sylvia Boorstein

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In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility. – Victoria Moran


When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu

I like starting, and ending each day with my eyes closed, meditating for a brief moment about all the things I have to be grateful for. I encourage my 5 year old to do the same. It helps me to realize that I have everything I need, and to appreciate it more. I believe that being happy is a choice. My mother taught me that. Not that she ever told me those words, but she lived them (while the cancer slowly ate her alive.) It took me a while for that lesson to sink in.

 My three nominees for the quote challenge today is;

Andy, from City Jackdaw.

My friend Colline.

And Aya, from Weekend Campervanning.

Looking forward to seeing their entries!




Ms Zen

Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

12 thoughts on “The 3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

  1. Beautiful quotes. I love them all. I lost both my parents ten days from each other not from cancer but from other ills. Both very sad events none the less, and many years ago. I agree that happiness is a choice, something I try and live. I choose to be happy! May you have a wonderful and beautiful week! ❤ – Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana. These are some of my favorite quotes. I have a folder where I collect quotes that motivates me.

      Losing a loved one is hard. I’m sorry you had to go through that. I’m so happy that you’re able to choose good things for yourself. Thank you for sharing your positivity so generously ❤


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  2. I just ADORE your flower pictures!!! And focusing on being intentionally thankful has made a HUGE difference in my life too. I am a nurse and at times get super super overwhelmed at work, I take a minute to think of all the things I’m thankful for with my assignment. Love this!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your comment very much. I believe one becomes a winner when we decide to be thankful for what we have. Thank for your kind comment. Best of luck with your important work.

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