Quote of the Day Challenge: Day 3

I have been nominated by the lovely Judy of Edwina’s Episodes to take part in this fun challenge.  Be sure to visit her eclectic blog.  It’s full of humor, wit, wonderful poetry, and much more.  Many thanks for the nomination, Judy.

The rules for this challenge are as follows:

1  –  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2 –  Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. The quotes can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.
3 – On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

 

This final quote is by Emmanuel Jal, a South Sudanese musician, former child soldier, and political activist.  In the early 1980s, at the age of seven, Jal was swept into Sudan’s civil war, becoming one of 10,000 child soldiers conscripted on both sides of the two decades’ long conflict. After being forced to many horrible things that now seem unimaginable to overcome, he escaped the soldier’s camp and trekked for four months through Africa. He was eventually found and adopted by the now legendary British aid worker Emma McCune.  Shortly after she adopted Jal, McCune died in a suspicious car crash, leaving Emmanuel “orphaned” once again.  Through sheer perseverance, Jal rises from child soldier and refugee to a successful musician and entertainer, finding his own redemption and life mission through a message of peace that represents an inspiring and hopeful journey.

 

 

“We fall and get up,

We fall and get up,…

but don’t let your heart give up.”

~Emmanuel Jal

 

My nominees:

Anyone who wishes to participate.

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