5 FANTASTIC ROBERT BRAULT QUOTES

5 Fantastic Quotes from Robert Brault that apply so well to my life - and I'm sure your life too

MAKING A DISCOVERY

I saw a great quote the other day and the author of it was Robert Brault - who I had never heard of before. When I Googled him (as any Midlifer would!) I realized that he had actually authored some other quotes that had spoken to me at different times over the last few years.

So, I thought I'd share my Top 5 Robert Brault Quote picks and included a Pinnable image and a little explanation for each one. I'd love you to Pin any you like and to tell me which was your favourite in the comments at the end.

MY 5 FANTASTIC ROBERT BRAULT QUOTES:

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“It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had.” Robert Brault

“It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had.”

This was the quote that originally caught my eye - it made me think about this whole blogging journey that I discovered at a time of life when I didn't think I had anything that really caught my interest. I dipped my toe in and before I knew it, I found my "lifelong desire that I never knew I had!"
 

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“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”  Robert Brault

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” 

This one has been a godsend for me over the last few years. So many times I've been tempted to walk away from relationships where I've been hurt and the other person hasn't seemed to notice or care. Waiting for that apology just leads to frustration and resentment - easier to let it go as water under the bridge than to wait indefinitely for something that may never come.


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“In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.”  Robert Brault

“In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.” 

I love this one for the honesty and insight it gives into a relationship. Lowering your expectations and not expecting your partner to understand every little thing you're going through at any given time, releases them from an impossible task. It means you give each other grace and recognize that love is shown by them caring enough to hang in there with you through life together.

4. 
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.”  Robert Brault

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.” 

Another lesson I've learned along the way - life isn't about the "Big" moments, it's so often about those little moments - shared conversations, laughter, the smiles of children, holding hands, the sun on your face, a great cup of coffee, icecream on a hot day....the list goes on. Let's savour those little moments and the memories they give us.


5. 
“I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish.” Robert Brault

“I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish.”

The other part of this quote says "Am I to concern myself with an allotment of days I never had and was never promised? Must I check off each day of my life as if I am subtracting from this imaginary hoard?" I really loved the idea of seeing each day as an addition to your life and not a subtraction. About gathering a treasure that is a life lived to the full, rather than resenting the days gradually disappearing.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

Well, these were my five favourites, did you have one that spoke to you? There's nothing like a quote when it comes to succinctly summing up a thought or an experience that we find is often shared by others at some point in their life.
5 Fantastic Quotes from Robert Brault that apply so well to my life - and I'm sure your life too

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28 comments

  1. All of the quotes were super great!
    However, the one which gripped me more this evening as I've been pondering about life at 57 years of age lately...... is the quote you posted lastly!

    “I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish.”

    It's a pearl of a quote for me!

    Thanks-a-whole-bunch for blogging!
    Your writings are so very inspiring!
    Take care!
    :)

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    1. I loved that quote too Amy - it flips the "time is running out" argument on its head and makes you realize that each day is precious and worth living for.

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  2. I always love a quote. To me it's packed full of info in a small sentence!!
    And all of these are so perfect!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.c

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    1. That's how I see them too Jodie - they often sum up a whole thought process in a sentence or two - or clarify what we're thinking.

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  3. Quote #4 resonated with me especially. The little things I took for granted as a single woman pre child are now big things to achieve in the current phase of my life. Which makes me value them more than when they more plentiful occurrences.

    SSG xxx

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    1. It's often those little moments that are the sweetest - not the big fireworks moments, but the little ones that are really special.

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  4. Oooh I love a good quote and these are fabulous. I can quite see why the first one "It's possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had!" Like you, it was blogging for me. And the trouble is it's become more than a passion and it's taken over my life! Super quotes - isn't it great sometimes to go down rabbit holes after sparkly things (when we should maybe be doing other things!)

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    1. I can't believe what a difference blogging has made to my life Jo. When I look back I often wonder (how I filled my time!) but also, where I stored all the thoughts that I pour out all over the place now :)

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  5. Those quotes are splendid.They are crafted in a way, that they major on real life situation and wouldn't fade away over decades but be used as a vessel of channeling wisdom to the entire generations..

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    1. That's why they are ones that I've seen time and again on Pinterest Hassan - they obviously speak to people's hearts. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment :)

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  6. I shared your quote #1 today on my Facebook page because it really resonated with me. However I think the one I like the best is #4. Life really is about appreciating the simple things in life and living in the moment. I do love all of these quotes and will be "googling" this guy myself! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. I loved them all too Kathy - the one about discovering things we love at any time of life is great - the forgiveness one also really resonated with me at a difficult time of my life.

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  7. I absolutely love good quotes, especially ones that resonate with me. ALL of these do, so I can't pick a favourite. I will say though that No. 1 and your explanation of your blogging journey is exactly the same for me. Why had I never realised how much I liked writing, or researching, or connecting or creativity before? I've been blogging since 2012 and it's really got into my blood. Sometimes I need a break from it but I don't think I could ever stop blogging now. I love it! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. I'm exactly the same Min - blogging has become a whole other world for me and I love the connections and the forum for having my own voice. Each of the quotes has spoken to me at different stages of my life so he gets a big tick from me.

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  8. Like you, I hadn't heard of Robert Brault. But I love the quotes you've shared. My favorite is “It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had.” Thankful Thursday Week 3 Link-up.

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    1. Mine too Shirley - it's so nice that we didn't miss the boat with finding what we love to do (and that there's even more ahead!)

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  9. Really great quotes. I had only heard one before (#4). The new one that really resonated with me was #3. Yeah, that sums up my relationship with my hubby is a way I never thought of before. Thanks for sharing all of them.

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    1. He has several really thoughtful quotes that I've come across over the years that have really spoken to me Patricia - the one on forgiveness, the couples one - and now the one about discovering new things at any age.

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  10. I truly love each of these quotes, Leanne. I had not heard any of them before. Thank you for sharing these.

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    1. I'm glad you liked them Donna - I can tell you aren't an avid Pinterest quote collector (like me) if you haven't come across him before :)

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  11. I always love your quote posts Leanne and haven't heard any of these before. I like #1 and #5 for my favourites. 'My treasure of days' isn't that lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much Sue - I thought the treasuring of days was beautiful too and I loved the fact that we can discover new things we love at any age - just look at us blogging away and enjoying all that we've discovered!

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  12. I love these quotes! Particularly the first two. Growing up as the abused child of a single parent with severe mental health issues, I couldn't agree more with the second one. Mum never apologised and probably never thought she did anything wrong. Regardless, I learned to forgive her and it set me free.

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    1. That forgiveness one certainly struck home to me too Janet - sometimes there isn't resolution, but you still need to move on and be the bigger person. Waiting for an apology can be what weighs you down and stops you moving forward - it's about letting go isn't it?

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  13. I love all of these. Today, #5 spoke to me particularly. It's all in your perspective, isn't it? Thanks for sharing these and have a lovely Friday.

    ~Christie

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed them Christie - number 5 is such a great way of looking at Midlife isn't it? Treasuring our days and not bemoaning time flying by is such a positive way of living.

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  14. I have never heard of Robert Brault but I have heard of some of these quotes. The one about having someone who wants to understand you jumped out at me. I often don't think my husband understands me-especially the part who is a dreamer who is never satisfied, but he wants to and tries and that's why I love him.

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  15. Oh I love number 2 and it's so true. Resentment, bitterness, call it what you like... it all holds you back and the only one it really stops in their tracks is you. There's a lot to be said for this with intention setting. #LovinLifelinky

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