Friday, September 2, 2011

Quotes and Cookies: Make the Most

There will never be another now -
I'll make the most of today.
There will never be another me -
I'll make the most of myself.

~Helen Keller

I think Helen Keller is one of the most amazing people who have ever lived, and I love this quote. It totally and completely works with writing, and it totally and completely works with every aspect of your life. It's a good reminder that this time we have on earth is precious. And so are we. We need to make the most of both.

And while we're thinking about how to make the most out of what we've got, have a cookie!

These were made and photographed by the extraordinary writer / blogger
Leigh Ann Kopans. Thanks, Leigh Ann!

And speaking of uberly-cool people, Carrie Butler is one of them. I entered into a giveaway on her blog, and my mad rule-following skills helped me to win! (And, uh... I guess that makes it a "contest," then, right, Carrie?) Anyway, the prize was a blog button. Check out her mad skills! (My favorite part is the sprinkles on my cookie name.:)) And go check out So You're a Writer to see the spoils from the other winners.


linda said...

Great quote! And YAY uberly-cool Carrie and mad rule-following skillz. :D I love my blog button too!

Leigh Ann said...

*blushes* Thanks for the love, Peggy!

Trying to make the most of what I have this week...and be thankful even with its imperfection. <3

Kelley Lynn said...

Love the quote! It's so true. There's never gonna be another me. Or you.

Or you. Or you. Or you. :)

Laila Knight said...

That was a wonderful quote. Life is too precious not to make the best of it. And that was a cool button Carrie gave you. :)

writing and living by Richard P Hughes said...

They used to call me the cookie monster, but, since I've become diabetic, cookies are a rare treat.
No bother. Just keep on cooking.

Faith E. Hough said...

Wonderful quote!
I think I have to go bake now...suddenly feeling very hungry for chewy goodness.

Jennie Bennett said...

Love Helen Keller, so inspiring! Thanks for the cookies :)

Maeve Frazier said...

Love Helen Keller and this quote. I live a couple towns away from a house that Annie Sullivan & Helen Keller bought and lived in during 1903-1917. I'm loving the fact that you love cookies, too!

Carrie Butler said...

Uber-cool? Me? You mean I get to sit with the cool kids today? Yes! :D

Thanks for the shout-out, Peggy! Hah! Yeah, I think your rule-following skills blurred the giveaway/contest line a little. :P

I'm so glad that you like it! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend! :)

Ruth Josse said...

Drooling. Those cookies look devine.

Love the quote! And the cool button!

Jenny S. Morris said...

Must go to store and get chocolate. Your name cookie is awesome, and Leigh's cookies look so yummy.

Misha Gerrick said...

Great quote. I agree with you. Helen Keller was an inspiring lady.

Congrats on winning! :-)

Abby Fowers said...

I love that quote too and congrats on winning the button! That is super fun! LOVE IT!

Tara Tyler said...

awesome quote and yummy cookies!

Jeff King said...

Will do!... thx.

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, yes, I love Helen Keller. And what an inspirational quote. And hey, your blog is SO CUTE. I need a blog makeover. They just take so much time, and I'm lazy. *sigh*

Kristine said...

That is an awesome button! Seriously! I love that quote. Thank you for sharing it! And, now I must go make peanut butter cookies.

Jessie Humphries said...

Look at you button girl! You know you've made it now:) You rock.

Lisa Fee said...

What a insperational quote,love it, love me!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Linda-- I love your button, too.

Leigh Ann-- And thank YOU for the cookies!

Kelley-- :) I love that!

Laila-- You're totally right. Life is too precious to not use it wisely.

Richard-- The cookie monster with diabetes? Sad day indeed. Someday, I'm going to find sugar-free ones, then you can eat away!

Faith-- They totally did that to me, too!

J.A.-- She's one of the most inspiring people to me. I love her!

Maeve-- That is SO cool! And yes. Ours is a mutual love of bloggity cookie love.

Carrie-- Come on. You OWN the cool kids table. And I LOVE the button! Thank you again.

Ruth-- I'm drooling right there with you. Over the cookies, the quote, and the button. Well... I don't know that the quote makes me drool per se, but I do love it. :)

Jenny-- I think so too!

Misha-- She's twenty kinds of inspiring. And thanks! I was pretty excited.

Abby-- Thanks! I love it, too.

Tara-- I know, right? ;)

Jeff-- Yay! And you're welcome. :)

Elana-- I love her, too. And what? YOU need a blog makeover? Your blog is the bomb!

Kristine-- It is an awesome button! As far as the cookies-- you and me both, sister.

Jessie-- Wahoo! I've made it! YES. ;)

Lisa-- I think so, too. And yay!

Hello Kitty Forever said...

That quote is truly inspirational.

And those cookies. Yummy yummy....
Is that shortbread??

Followed for more cookies!! <3

Brenda Sills said...

Oh my word! I LOVE your blog title and artwork! Cookies are one of the happiest things about life.

And I love your Helen Keller quote - SOOOO good! Oh my, she really is intensely amazing! - I can't wait to meet her in the next life.