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3 Days 3 Quotes Tag: Day 1

I’ve been tagged by Kathy from Pages Below the Vaulted Sky in the 3 Days 3 Quotes Tag.

Kathy writes passionate, extremely well-thought-out as well as funny reviews. Her posts also address diversity topics and I sincerely recommend checking her blog out if it is not known to you yet. 🙂 Thank you Kathy for the tag. ❤️

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

Day 1

vulnerability quoteDr Brené BrownRising Strong


Some of you may know how much I love Dr Brown’s work.

Her books always make me cry. They are told via relatable stories, which deeply resonate with me.

Vulnerability is, as Brown says, the first thing we seek in others, and usually the last one we are willing to show them.

Vulnerability is for example:

  • picking up a phone to hear our medical test’s results
  • saying ‘I love you’ for the first time
  • seeing our child growing up and knowing we cannot protect her / him all the time
  • telling our partner we need help
  • opening up that fragile part of us that is usually so well guarded…

Vulnerability connects us, it brings us closer. It is never ever our weakness, in fact it is one of our biggest strengths.


Fancy giving it a go?

Don’t feel pressurised to participate though. 🙂

And anyone else who would like to do this tag. You’re It!


Fancy sharing a favourite quote of yours with me?

And what do you think of this quote? 

17 thoughts on “3 Days 3 Quotes Tag: Day 1”

  1. Nice quote! It’s a big coincidence but I read Mandela’s quote today again: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”. I very much like that thought, it’s a
    positive approach to something negative happening :-). I already did this tag with book quotes (https://thebelgianreviewer.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/3-days-3-quotes-challenge-day-3/) but thank you for tagging me!

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    1. Love that quote Inge. Mandela was such a wise man. I believe that our attitude and willingness to show up is what defines us, not the outcome of an uncertain situation. I need to write that quote down so I don’t forget it. ❤️ Thanks for sharing it with me.

      And thanks for the link, looking forward to checking your quotes. 😊💕

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  2. Oh, what a lovely idea, the sentiment and the motivation. I’ve taken a copy of the quote and yes, written it into my little black book. 😀 I love collecting really good quotes. Thanks for sharing, and I’m looking forward to seeing the next two. Oh, and I must go see Kathy’s too.

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    1. I collect quotes that speak to me too. 😊 Brene Brown’s books are extremely quotable, I have to restrain myself and honour other of my favourite authors as well. Thank you.

      I am so happy you enjoy this quote as well. Vulnerability is something I still sometimes struggle with. I am the ‘I can do it all’ person when not keeping my mind in check. This quote helps me remember that being vulnerable with those I trust and love is extremely beautiful because it brings me closer to them. ❤️

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    1. Such a great point Justine. I did not think of it that way but you are absolutely right. I definitely assess if I could be vulnerable with someone when forming a new relationship. So true! ❤️

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      1. I found your post really interesting because this was a topic in my psych class last week and a topic I’ve been somehow reading about lately. And I guess because I’m a new blogger its making me realize how hard it is to be vulnerable. It’s kind of scary! Lol

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      2. I so wish I could take your classes Justine. You probably have more than enough books to read at uni but if you ever want more books, I really recommend Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly which is all about vulnerability and how to dare to be vulnerable. I absolutely love that book.

        I know what you mean, it took me a long time to start blogging for that exact reason. I’m so grateful how supportive, non judgemental and king all fellow bloggers have been towards me so far. 😊❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy. ❤️ Your kind and thoughtful replies mean so much to me. And right back at you! 😊

      I struggle with being vulnerable too. I worked with my coach on it but it is still hard to admit I need help at times. The good news is that it can be learned with practice. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. 😉💕

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  3. Hehe I know how much you love Dr. Brown, so I’m not surprised at all by your pick! ❤ And that pick is lovely; I feel like being vulnerable is the scariest thing in the world, and it's often deemed as weakness, but it's actually a sign that someone is an emotionally strong person.

    Wonderful quote, and thank you so much for the tag! I shall definitely be doing this myself in the future! 😉

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    1. I choose it because that’s something I still struggle at times.

      I think we sometimes celebrate this loud and roaring type of ‘kick-ass’ bravery but there are many other ways of being brave. And to be vulnerable is one of them. This quiet type of bravery is something I seek in others and my heart always melt a little whenever I find it. 😊💕

      Thank you so much and as always, no pressure. If you do it at some point though, I look forward to your quotes for sure. ❤️

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