3.2.1 Me Challenge

Hello campbellsworld visitors and bloggers everywhere.
This evening I’m finally getting round to writing my piece for the:
3.2.1 Me Challenge invite I received from blogger poet Joan Myles who blogs at:
Before I begin let me just say that this project has helped me find peace of mind in what was nearly a disastrous afternoon. I nearly allowed someone to take my joy away, nearly let myself simmer and stew, and I realized that is not something I can do. Thanks to you sweet Joan for sending such a wonderful challenge my way.
First to the rules of the challenge…
• Thank the selector
• Post 2 quotes for the dedicated topic of the day
• Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge’ • And give them a topic/word
• Thank the selector
To Joan I want to say this. Your poetry is beautiful, your friendship dear. You are like a flower sweet and lovely, of which I hold near.
OK. That’s the end of my attempt at poetry. If you want to read really good poetry, you’ll want to check out Joan’s blog. She is quite good.
• Post 2 quotes for the dedicated topic of the day
Well, I don’t know about quotes for the topic Joan gave to me.
She gave me the topic of discovery. I had to think about discovery for a while before I could write about it, and the following is what I discovered about ‘discovery’
Over the past year I have endured quite a lot of what I first felt was strife. In late winter of 2017 I injured my knee, Campbell fell ill with a serious UTI and I encountered not one but two different but equally nasty flu viruses.
If that weren’t enough in spring of that same year I fell very ill with a serious UTI which turned into partial kidney shut-down and long-term hospitalization and nursing therapy care.
During all this I also endured issue with a large part of my family which in mid-summer of 2017 turned into the abrupt estrangement from a large portion of my family taking place.
For a very long time I felt a sense of great loss and sadness, and at times I still do.
I also made a huge ‘discovery’
I discovered that I…
• Like myself quite a lot.
• Enjoy my own company.
• And like discovering new and interesting works of writing that are within me that I never knew were there.
I also made the ‘discovery’ of the fact that…
• I do not like drama.
• I was not the entire reason for my family and I not getting along as families should and
• That it is they who were unhealthy for me not me for them.
Since my having been thrust out of the immediate family for reasons which still have not been explained to me I have discovered other things about myself too.
I have discovered…
• I am not afraid to be alone.
• I am no longer afraid to hear that inner voice that speaks from deep within and…
• I am no longer afraid to pursue those things which it suggests.
In short I made the ‘discovery of self-love and self-acceptance thus I discovered joy.
Now to the third rule.
• Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge’ • And give them a topic/word
The bloggers I’d like to invite to this challenge are…
Sue Vincent who blogs at:
Claire Plaisted who blogs at:
And Linda Pelfrey who blogs at:
Your word/topic is…
Good luck.
Thanks for reading everyone. May harmony find you. Don’t ever allow anyone to take your joy, and blessid be.

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7 Responses to 3.2.1 Me Challenge

  1. joanmyles says:

    You did it…and magnificently, dear Patty! Thank you for accepting the challenge, and for your kind words about me.Your exploration of the word ‘discovery’ is a shining demonstration of who you are, and of what you bring to your devoted readers. Blessings and love to you, my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Patty says:

      Thanks to you.

      This afternoon I nearly let someone else’s issues cause me issue then I remembered I had this sitting in a folder waiting to be finished and I thought well, I could sit here and simmer and stew or I can turn this afternoon around and end it on a positive note.

      So that’s what I did.

      I cannot worry about someone else’s inability to deal with their own stuff and I cannot allow someone’s unnecessary issues cause me unnecessary issue.

      I’ve got too much work into what I’m building and I will be dog goned if I’m gonna let someone and their silliness rip it down.

      You’re a joy!


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  3. Hélène Vaillant says:

    Well done indeed. Your discoveries have been enlightening for you and inspiring for me to read.

    Liked by 1 person

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