Hey all! Friend and fellow blogger Jen has given me the Three Quotes Challenge. Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that it’s almost impossible for me to shy away from a challenge. 😀 Though I don’t call this a true challenge, I love quotes, so I’m in.


The rules of the road:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.
II – Thank the person who nominated you.
III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.
IIIb–Or pass it from three (3) to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

Here are my three quotes:

BQ-frederickdouglass377775This quote (and picture) hits close to home. My left arm contracted to about this position nearly a year (give or take) post-stroke. A couple of months after exhausting my therapies, I discussed the pain and inability to move it to my original neurologist.

His words, to paraphrase, were “You suffered a life altering event. You’re lucky to be alive. You’ll learn to live with it.” It was an unacceptable response and I found another neurologist and a rehabilitation doctor. Further testing showed I had a frozen shoulder from the hemorrhage/stroke and scar tissue from my partially torn rotator cuff. I was given exercises to do until I was eligible for more physical therapy the following year. I now have nearly 80% range of motion in my left arm and shoulder. TAKE THAT, DR. Y!!!

BQ-cslewis119176That’s right, and I’m not letting anything stop me because of some stupid things called obstacles. See, I finally got it.

Maybe all the progress during the first half of the year has inflated my ego a little, maybe I got tired of the way some people have been treating me, or maybe it’s been a combination of both. I don’t know. What I do know is that Little Ms. Eva over here is on a mission of goal setting and dream weaving. I’m not going to stop until I get what I want. Don’t worry; no one needs to jump off the deep end! I’m not planning on setting unattainable goals or dreaming ‘Impossible Dreams”. 😀 Pushing myself a little harder and reaching a little higher is the plan, that’s all.


I couldn’t resist this one because the baby seal was so cute, and I figured this was a good time for an ‘Awww’ moment.  🙂




Now, the three bloggers I’m choosing for this Challenge are:  Melissa Maygrove, Lady Jai, and Kitt O’Malley.

Do you have any quotes you’d like to share? I love positive, inspirational, motivational, and uplifting quotes. Funny and cute work too! 🙂




About My Miracle Life

I'm a writer, blogger, avid reader, book reviewer, sub-arachnoid hemorrhage and stroke survivor, moving forward in my recovery and trying to advocate for stroke and brain hemorrhage awareness and prevention. I'm also slowly working towards independence, driving, my first novel, a memoir and a series of short stories. I've been lucky to have a very small network of close friends to guide me; I've been even luckier to have found an online 'family' of sorts to help me through the rough times.
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  1. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    Great job with this as usual, Eva. It’s so important not to let obstacles stop us.


  2. Wonderful, inspirational quotes. Obstacles slow me down, but then I charge through them.


    • They slow me down too, but as long as they don’t stop me, I deal with them. Giving up is not an option, Medeia. I love that you charge through your obstacles. Have a great day. Hugs. Eva


  3. Jo Wake says:

    I am so pleased your goals are taking you onward and upward Eva. Also that you didn’t just accept what the doc said. Love you girl.


    • I’m to the point that I won’t accept anything that is not aimed towards a positive outcome. Had I listened, I would be in a very dark place right now, if not worse. I love you more, GMD.


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