Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “The Winds of Change” ~ Rumi

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Be ready to take part with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday, I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Please be aware that I do NOT receive any emails from WordPress any longer. I am using the reader exclusively. Please make sure that your pingback works on my Wednesday post so that I can find you. <3

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A ping-back is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces! He has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

After I get moved I will resume the Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-up. It has been impossible to keep up with. Thanks for understanding. <3

Image credit: Personal Excellence

I love inspirational quotes about personal change. You know, where you make positive changes in your attitude, appearance, or habits? These changes are healthy and show that you are making headway in the game of life.

I embraced this change yesterday with a new haircut. Sometimes a girl just needs something to get her thinking in a different direction. With the move to Colorado, I figured it was time to lop off the locks and start fresh.

Much like this quote from Rumi, “Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing MYSELF,” 2015 has been my year of changes. I have looked at myself in every light I can and reevaluated where I am at this ‘silver threading’ stage of my life.

Here are my last five goals to complete by year-end 2015:

  1. Move from Florida to Colorado.
  2. Finish writing my book, “The Swamp Fairy.”
  3. Continue with my exercise program and losing 10 pounds.
  4. Continue to explore eating gluten-free.
  5. Spend more time doing the fun things in life – in other words, walk away from the computer more!

By the way, do you know who Rumi is?

Image credit: Wikipedia “Rumi – Poet”

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mawlānā/Mevlânâ, Mevlevî/Mawlawī, and more popularly simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Wikipedia

BornSeptember 30, 1207, Vakhsh, Tajikistan

DiedDecember 17, 1273, Konya, Turkey

BuriedMevlana Museum, Konya, Turkey

Influenced byShams Tabrizi, Attar of NishapurNizami GanjaviMore

WAKE UP and share a quote that meant something to you this week! Embrace your own winds of change!

Thanks for hanging in there with me! I love seeing all of you!


85 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “The Winds of Change” ~ Rumi”

      1. Oh I can imagine my dearest ! Thinking of you! How exciting for the 29th! Colorado is almost here ! I’m moving on the 28th…and stressing out this weekend to finish as much as I can! Yipes!
        All my very best and soon we will both be enjoying our new homes:))

  1. Colleen, I love your Rumi quote.
    Best wishes on your move. My goal, once the kitchen and bath are unpacked is to get everything out of the boxes and the boxes out of the house. You can do more without the clutter of paper and boxes obstructing your vision of how things should be.
    That’s a great list of goals for the remainder of 2015. I think we all are eternally working on #3, but #5 is one we could all do better at – and it might help us with #3.
    Hugs, my friend.

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  10. I’ll try to get my act together enough to participate! Love your hairdo – best of luck with your list of 2015 goals. I’m just trying to get through the year!
    : )

  11. Hi Colleen! Love the quote! Isn’t that a lesson we all learn with time? You have some lofty goals but I have no doubts you’ll accomplish every one of them. I get that from you. That’s a great picture of you. Looking good! Here’s my contribution for this week. http://wp.me/p3eYyj-16K 😀 xx

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  15. Hi Colleen
    Excellent quote from Rumi.
    You have been through lots of changes lately, and this quote is very apt. Reaching your goals will be a smooth and rewarding process. I wish you all the best.
    I had already said on IG but I must say again: you look gorgeous with your new haircut.
    PS. the rating system above is not working.

      1. You’re most welcome, Colleen. I commend you for all you have done and are still going to achieve, not missing a bit, and still being the most gracious and and caring friend and blogger.
        Don’t worry about visiting my blog. It’s about quality of interactions and not quantity. Every contact you make leaves an imprint in my heart.

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  17. I enjoyed your quote and sharing of personal goals. I had noticed the haircut on your cartoon self and then found out that it mirrored real life–a very nice cut. I used to have short hair and now it just grows…I wish you all the best with your projects.

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  25. Nice hair cut Colleen. I’m doing WWW, beWow and 3 day 3 quote challenge today my post will be up soon. Touch of insomnia… Woke up at 5am today, will see if I can catch some shut eye now see you later.

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