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notallwhowanderI’ve been nominated by Mia Grizzle who blogs at The Grizzle Grist Mill for the 3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge. Thank you very much Mia. I enjoy Mia’s writing and her variety of posts. Stop by and check out her site. The Challenge sounds like fun, and a great way to contribute to the WordPress Community. The Challenge: Post three quotes and nominate three people a day to the challenge, for three days.

19efff94-91b9-4475-8662-5b2e4a748d67Today I offer three
from J. R. R. Tolkien. I was first introduced to Mr. Tolkien’s most famous work, The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in the early 1980s. It was my first winter in Round Valley, in the Arizona mountains. The wind blew constantly, the temperatures always way below my Central California Coastal blood could handle, and the house in which I lived had only a Franklin Stove stoked with wood to keep it warm. 161242In the evenings, wrapped in a blanket, I sat by the fire reading and enjoying every word, every new twist in the story, and the characters. Who can not love the Messiah-like Aragorn or the innocent-minded Hobbits? When the movies came out, I immediately picked up copies, and said I wouldn’t start viewing them until all were out. I was preparing for a marathon run. I was not disappointed, either. Incredibly, the movies stayed close to the books.

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
—From The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954

It’s a job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

As an aside, I have a tee-shirt that says on it All Who Wander are not Lost. It is a favorite of mine.

DAY THREE Nominations:
Like Mia at The Grizzle Grist Mill, these writers/bloggers write from their hearts, sharing themselves and inspiring us through their writings. I hope you’ll find their works a joy to read.

Anne at Freedomborn. . . Aussie Christian Focus
The Introverted Activist at The IntrovertedActivist Blog
Terry at Terry1954 Inspirational stories that touch your heart and soul

Let me leave you the rules of the challenge:
Three quotes for three days.
Three nominees each day (no repetition).
Thank the person who nominated you.
Inform the nominees.

Thank you to Mia for nominating me for this challenge.

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