Friday, October 21, 2011

Quotes and Cookies: Rising Up

First off, many thanks to Iain at Iainspiration and Cherie at Cherie Writes...for the blog awards! You both made my day. Now, onto the quote!


"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."

~Confucius


You hear that? It's okay to fail! It's okay to try something new and be terrible at it. It's okay to sit down at the computer and write a scene that comes out completely wrong. It's all about getting back up and fixing it. Trying again. Not letting it get the best of us. Because every time we rise back up after a fail, we win.

And now, to get us in the mood for the inevitability of ghosts and goblins coming our way soon, meringue ghost cookies!


Photo credit: Secret Life of a Chef's Wife, aka My Favorite Food Site EVER

Have a fabulous weekend!

28 comments:

Jolene Perry said...

Okay. Those ghosts just made my morning ;D

Michelle Fayard said...

Amen, Peggy, for your incredibly wise and motivating words. I hope you have a great weekend too!

i'm erin. said...

OH my gosh Peggy! I love those ghosts. And I love the quote. I think I need it today. sorry I'm in WA. I'll meet with you when I get back!

Leigh Ann said...

Oh MY those are cute.

Thanks for coming through with the inspirational quote, as usual. Hopefully it'll fuel some uncharacteristically prolific writing this weekend...

Kelley said...

I'm not sure I could eat those cookies... they're just to cute!

have a great weekend!

Shilpa said...

Lovely message for the weekend...You have a good weekend!

Cynthia said...

To cute to eat! Have a great weekend!

Tara Tyler said...

Boo!
woo hoo!

David Powers King said...

Maybe I can pretend my torch-lighter is a proton stream and play ghostbusters with them before I eat the toasted goodness? :)

Lan said...

This quote really speaks to me this week. I'm not at all any good at getting back up once I've been knocked down but I think I'll do better with meringue as incentive!

Faith E. Hough said...

wow, those are just the cutest halloween cookies ever!
And very inspiring quote--thank you!

Jessie Humphries said...

What are talking about Peggy? U never failed at anything! U r uh..mazin.

Ciara said...

Those are adorable cookies!

Abby said...

For cute! Love the little ghosts! That is awesome. I wish I were that talented. Also love the quote. That is one of my favorites. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Today's quote makes me want to bust out some TobyMac! ;) Those ghosts are adorable. Have a great weekend!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Great quote. And those ghosts are AWESOME :)

JeffO said...

How twisted am I? I read that quote and find myself thinking of George from Seinfeld: "I just have to pick myself up, dust myself off, and throw myself right back down again!"

In all seriousness, that's a great quote and a good reminder of what we need to do.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Jolene-- They're a million kinds of awesome, aren't they?

Michelle-- Mine has been totally great, because it's a four-day weekend here (fall break). I hope yours has been as fabulous!

Erin-- Did you see where the ghost picture came from? :) I can't wait until you get back! It feels like forever since I last talked with you!

Leigh Ann-- I wish you pages upon pages upon pages of great writing this weekend!

Kelley-- I know, right?

Shilpa-- Thanks! You, too.

Cynthia-- I agree! I hope your weekend has been fabulous, too.

Tara-- Hahahaha! Can't say I've ever had a comment like that before. :)

David-- Haha! Great idea! I love me some toasted meringuey goodness.

Lan-- I say use whatever incentive you need to get you back on your feet again! It's definitely no fun staying down.

Faith-- I know. They totally make me smile every time I look at them.

Jessie-- Snort! Wow. I have you SO fooled, Jessie. Um... I think I'm a little okay with that. ;)

Ciara-- I know! I think I'd rather put them out as decorations! :)

Abby-- It's one of my favorites, too. Not only are the ghosts adorable, but I love all the color in the pic, too!

Carrie-- That's an AWESOME video! And so apropos! LOVE it. I hope your weekend has rocked!

Elizabeth-- I love them both, too. :) Since I created neither, I can say that.

JeffO-- HeheheheHahaha! That was awesome.

Robyn Campbell said...

I want cookies! Purty please! And ghosts are the coolest! Okay, how many exclamation points can I use here?! Excellent post from a very cool lady! *wink*

LisaAnn said...

Oh my gosh, cutest cookies ever!

Maeve Frazier said...

Love the quote and the ghosts!

Stacy S. Jensen said...

I never like to fail, but the lessons learned are helpful.

E.R. King said...

Those cookies are so stinkin' cute, and your quote is fabulous. Thanks!

Jennifer Hillier said...

Those cookies are almost too cute to eat!

Love the Confucius quote.

One of my faves is a Japanese proverb: "Fall down seven times, stand up eight."

Happy to be a new follower, Peggy!

Michelle said...

Oh they are so cute!! my kind of ghosts - not at all scary ;D

Paul Tobin said...

These are just so amazing. I feel inspired! I usually don't bother with puddings, too fiddly, but this, you inspire me!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I think I'm going to like it here... you have cookies on Fridays and I have Something Chocolate on Wednesdays and donuts at every opportunity :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Robyn-- Go ahead! Have one! And use as many exclamation points as you want. That's what comments are for- prolific use of exclamation points. :)

LisaAnn-- I know, right?

Maeve-- :)

Stacy-- I think you hit the nail on the head. That's exactly how I feel about it!

E.R.-- I love them both, too. :)

Jennifer-- I LOVE your Japanese proverb! So perfect. I'm glad you're a new follower, too. :)

Michelle-- My kind of ghosts, too.

Paul-- Hahaha! Glad I could help.

Susanna-- So awesome! I love chocolate and donuts, too. We can hang out on each other's blogs and get all the virtual treats we can handle!