by Janet Blue on February 1, 2016


My friend Annie from McGuffy’s Reader tagged me to participate in the Three Day Quote Challenge. I never back away from a challenge, so I, of course, accepted.

The rules of the challenge are simple. They are as follows:
1. Post for three consecutive days.
2. Choose and share one or three quotes each day.
3. Challenge three additional bloggers each day.

I am choosing to share one quote per day. I participated in a quote challenge in September, which you can view here. I didn’t want to share any of the same quotes, so this really did become a challenge. It also can be a bit daunting to do this as we end up revealing things about ourselves that we maybe rather not. My three quotes are all by the same author, Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha). Today’s quote is:

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

When I was younger, I had a really short fuse, and it didn’t take much to set me off. I usually didn’t get angry with other people but rather at situations over which I had no control. Since I was a control freak, (and still am to a degree), this is no surprise. Though I still like to be in control, I have learned things happen that I cannot do anything about. Getting angry in these instances is a waste of my energy and detrimental to my mental and emotional health, which is punishment I was bringing upon myself. Being able to let go has made me a much calmer and happier person.

If you’d like to know more about Siddhartha Gautama and how he became Buddha, click here for a short, five-minute video.

I am going to pass the challenge to these three bloggers:

Obviously none of you are obligated to participate, but I hope you’ll accept the challenge.

I will share my second quote tomorrow.

meowmeowmans February 2, 2016 at 10:41 pm

Great quote, and one I will try to remember every day!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles February 1, 2016 at 9:55 pm

That’s an excellent quote! Thanks for sharing. Anger can be something that we all struggle with, but the quote says it all – it just makes things harder for yourself. We look forward to reading your other quotes. Sampy sends a zillion billion kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love!

BeadedTail February 1, 2016 at 9:11 pm

That’s a very good quote and one that our mommy tries to remember. She’s getting better at it but she’s still a work in progress.
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Ellen Pilch February 1, 2016 at 8:51 pm

Great choice on the quote. I also get angry at things I can’t control. I love the saying about”grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change” I am sure you know the one that I mean, I think everyone has heard it.
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LP February 1, 2016 at 8:20 pm

We are up for the challenge but probably not until later this week! Great quote…anger can certainly be debilitating! Better (constructively) out than in though.. ;p

the critters in the cottage xo

Sometimes Cats Herd You February 1, 2016 at 7:07 pm

That’s a very wise quote!
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The Island Cats February 1, 2016 at 6:52 pm

Oh that’s a quote the mom needs to see. 🙂
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Flynn February 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm

That is a very good quote.
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The Swiss Cats February 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Nice quote, and full of wisdom ! Purrs
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Brian Frum February 1, 2016 at 2:29 pm

That’s a darn good one!

The Menagerie Mom February 1, 2016 at 9:49 am

What a great quote. I’ll have to write this one down and keep it on hand, you know, for those rough days.

I was nominated yesterday by Ellen over at 15andmeowing for this challenge, and today was my first day participating as well. And, not knowing you had already been tagged for this challenge, you’re one of the three I nominated today. But I’m glad to see that you’re already participating! Purrs!
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Sammy February 1, 2016 at 7:18 am

Hi Dear Janet! We will try to participate……..someone else asked us to last week and I was up to my eyeballs in blog stuff and Cat Scouts stuff and felt overwhelmed (!) but I will TRY to do this one….

Hugs, Pam
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Sue February 1, 2016 at 3:54 am

I really like that quote. Buddha was very wise!

My own personal quote favorite is “Never send a man to do a woman’s job”

Toby February 1, 2016 at 3:44 am

Very nice quote – and so true!!!!
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McGuffy's Reader February 1, 2016 at 3:07 am

I am glad you accepted the challenge. I enjoy getting to know more about you and the way you think. Hugs! Email coming. XO.
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Summer February 1, 2016 at 3:00 am

If I were going to do this, I think I would use all of Sparkle’s quotes!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles February 1, 2016 at 12:32 am

Meowmy thinks a lot of wordly/purrsonal strife could be avoided if evfurryone followed along by that rule fur life.

Emma and Buster February 1, 2016 at 12:28 am

That is a nice quote. Wise to follow it.
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