Happy – day 2 of 3-quote challenge


“And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

― C.S. Lewis

I have been there before. Trying to find happiness and satisfaction in things and even in other people. Sooner or later, they disappoint.

This is the second day of the 3-day quote challenge I was nominated for by Rob of Levishedated. Thanks for the nomination Rob.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you.
  2. Post 1-3 quotes each day for 3 consecutive days.
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day to participate in the 3-day Quote Challenge.

I’m going to cheat a bit here though. I will not be posting for 3 consecutive days, but I will post three days with a quote each day over the next few weeks.

My nominations are:

  1. Advaita of https://extemporizedblog.wordpress.com
  2. Siberia of https://artsandrhymes.me
  3. Inky of https://accidentallyinked.wordpress.com

Have a great week all. 🙂

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29 thoughts on “Happy – day 2 of 3-quote challenge

  1. Do not forget drugs but they were legal in CA Lewis’ time so not a vice. Include caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. All legalized and drugs! Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network. From: A God Colored Girl in a Grey WorldSent: Monday, June 13, 2016 2:32 PMTo: exponcapitane@gmail.comReply To: A God Colored Girl in a Grey WorldSubject: [New post] Happy – day 2 of 3-quote challenge

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    stacilys posted: ““And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

    ― C”

  2. Not upset with you Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network. From: Terry ColpittsSent: Monday, June 13, 2016 2:35 PMTo: A God Colored Girl in a Grey WorldSubject: Re: [New post] Happy – day 2 of 3-quote challenge Do not forget drugs but they were legal in CA Lewis’ time so not a vice. Include caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. All legalized and drugs! Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network. From: A God Colored Girl in a Grey WorldSent: Monday, June 13, 2016 2:32 PMTo: exponcapitane@gmail.comReply To: A God Colored Girl in a Grey WorldSubject: [New post] Happy – day 2 of 3-quote challenge

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    stacilys posted: ““And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

    ― C”

  3. Not upset with you. Just ranting against gov’t legalized vice(s). Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network. From: Terry ColpittsSent: Monday, June 13, 2016 2:35 PMTo: A God Colored Girl in a Grey WorldSubject: Re: [New post] Happy – day 2 of 3-quote challenge Do not forget drugs but they were legal in CA Lewis’ time so not a vice. Include caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. All legalized and drugs! Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network. From: A God Colored Girl in a Grey WorldSent: Monday, June 13, 2016 2:32 PMTo: exponcapitane@gmail.comReply To: A God Colored Girl in a Grey WorldSubject: [New post] Happy – day 2 of 3-quote challenge

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    stacilys posted: ““And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

    ― C”

  4. I absolutely love that quote! Of course, I know that the best source of love and destination for the self is God, but I kind of only thought of this on a personal level. You just reminded me that it’s not just about me – it’s about the whole world! We all need to get closer to God, not just try to find other things to get into. Thanks for that, Staci – a timely reminder. 🙂

    • Heyyyy Rob, I did not receive this comment in my notifications. Ugh. Gotta love WP glicks.
      Oh yes, isn’t that a great quote. Some may think it a little pessimistic, but I’m all for reality, and that’s pure reality. And you are so right, it’s about the whole world. We were all made in his image and likeness.
      Thanks a ton Rob.
      🙂

  5. Love C.S. Lewis. His intelligent remarks and his strong grasp of Christianity have always left me satisfied.
    Inside of us, everyone knows that there is a God. The problem is when the unholy trinity: me, myself and I – wants to rule the world 🙂
    Dajena 🙂 ❤

    • Dajena, oh yes, C.S. Lewis was quite the person. I still haven’t read any of his books, but definitely will be doing so.
      “The problem is when the unholy trinity: me, myself and I – wants to rule the world”
      –Love it. Haha. Yes, me too.
      Many blessings.
      🙂 ❤

      • had to chime in here just to say that my son is reading some Lewis fiction this summer ((outer space theme) and said it is amazing – but in my experience – some of Lewis’ books are dry reading – ha’ — with the exception of the “letters of cs Lewis” – I found those to be completely enjoyable as we get to peek in on conversations to glean this and that -wonderful actually!

      • Heyyyyy Yvette. So sorry for the delay in responding. I have been really out of the WP loop. Hahaha. I’m almost done with my book. Sort of. I think I’ll return to blogging a tiny bit by next week. I’ll be traveling in November though, and will have to take another break. Hmmmmm..
        How are you anyhow? Great to hear from you.
        I haven’t read “Letters of CS Lewis”. There’s something to put on my reading list.
        Have a wonderful week Yvette.
        🙂

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  7. hi staci! Hope your writing project is coming along (and thanks from dropping over to say hello)
    now sorry to mention your music again- but speaking of quotes here – my fav of yours from the CD – is one I have randomly sung out this summer – is….

    “the God that I know….
    wants you
    to
    be
    at peace……”

    oh yaah –
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    and I love this Lewis quote and what your first commetor added – I am going to use the quute this next week for a small teen class I have! have a great week and love ya my sis in the Lord
    😎

    • Hi Yvette! Oh yes, it’s coming along. Not quite done yet, but getting there.
      Hahaha, no need to be sorry about mentioning the music. That song is actually a version I did for friends of mine that have a band. The owner of the recording studio actually. He asked if I’d do an English version, and then he allowed me to put it on my CD too.
      I love this quote too. How did it go using it in your class?
      Love and blessing to you.
      🙂 ❤

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