A very big thank you to Sailaja and Subramanyam for nominating me for the 3Day3Quote challenge.
These are the rules of the challenge:
1. Three quote for three days.
2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
3. Thank the person who nominated you.
4. Inform the nominees.
Let me start by narrating a charming story that I read recently, about the handing over of the gift of wisdom.
As the story proceeds I shall choose my quote for the day.
Once, there lived a wise sage.
On the day his beloved daughter celebrated her twentieth birthday, which according to the customs of her people marked the end of her youth and the beginning of adulthood; he gifted her an exquisitely carved casket.
Upon opening her father’s gift she found three equally beautiful smaller caskets within, with a note from the sage that invited her to open the red one first, the white one next, and the gold one last.
Opening the red one, she found a beautiful mirror with a silver frame. She looked at her reflection and her smiling, delighted face smiled back at her. Then she noticed some words carved on the handle. ‘The Present You’ it read, and she nodded, pleased, and set it carefully aside.
Her father was a man of deep meaning, and she understood that the mirror would not only reflected her physical self, but over the years it would invite her to the lesson of self-reflection.
Which brings me to My First Quote
My first set of nominees are