3-2-1 Quote Me! — Positive Outlook

FBCC55C2-6314-488D-B116-B7B1FB5F0412Cyranny, over at Cyranny’s Cove, tagged me for the 3-2-1 Quote Me! prompt that originated with the ever-inventive Rory. The challenge this time is two come up with two quotes about a positive outlook. This is different from the last 3-2-1 Quote Me! prompt, which was about attitude.

My first quote is my own. I had recently graduated from college and the war in Vietnam was raging. In order to avoid being drafted, I enlisted in the army reserves. I was shipped to Fort Polk, Louisiana for basic infantry training and I hated it. At one point I said to my drill sergeant, “I hate this fucking place.”

He suggested that I would be better off if I embraced a more positive outlook. “Fine,” I said,

“I’m positive that I hate this fucking place.”

That positive outlook got me assigned to KP for a week.

Okay, now for a more positive quote. Let’s see. How about this one from some anonymous source?

“A positive outlook may not solve all of your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort!”

Yeah, I like that one.

Okay.  Now that my two quotes are out of the way, I’m supposed to tag three other bloggers to share two quotes each about what positive outlooks they have. However, I’m positive that I’m not going to do that. Instead, anyone who wants to play Rory’s game is invited to do so!

Come on, folks, let’s see some of that positive outlook of yours first hand.

10 thoughts on “3-2-1 Quote Me! — Positive Outlook

  1. Marilyn Armstrong April 23, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    When Garry’s DI (Marine DI at Parris Island) shouted in his face, Garry couldn’t help it. He laughed hysterically. It was JUST like in the movies. KP for weeks. Bathroom cleaning with a toothbrush. But he couldn’t help it. He simply couldn’t take them seriously. I’m sure, if they hadn’t realized he was deaf, he’d have ended up a General.

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  2. Marleen April 23, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
    — Martin Luther King Jr.

    We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
    or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
    — Abraham Lincoln

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  3. Sadje April 23, 2019 / 9:51 pm

    The second one is so popular these days. Have seen it on a lot of blog posts.

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  4. Cyranny April 24, 2019 / 8:22 am

    Great take on the challenge! Thank you for joining in 🙂 I had read that second quote before, and it is one I really like too! I try to do just that, especially at work, where I am surounded with rather negative people… Always fun to get on people’s nerve with a ”glass half full” attitude 😛

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