Was blown away by the entries in the ‘When the Dust Settles’ giveaway here this week… was delighted at the quotes offered by my very clever readers! (Check back in comments here if you missed them.)
So the question is … who won the autographed book by the inspiring Rob Cook?
There were a total of 41 eligible entries (one entry per quote offered), so I popped the total into Random Integer and pressed GENERATE.
Drumroll please… Entry 19 was offered by Jac (who has a great blog and site here) -CONGRATS!!
Jac had shared a few fabulous entries:
‘Freedom is instantaneous the moment we accept things as they are.‘ ~ Karen Maezen Miller
‘Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” ‘ – Mary Anne Radmacher.
‘The beauty in realising our dreams is not when we make a decision to pursue them, but when we gently yet relentlessly put actions to that decision.’ – Jac
The comments section from this giveaway is an absolute treasure trove which I shall visit often.
Among my other favourites quotes left by entrants were:
“If wishes were horses even beggars would ride.” Author unknown.
‘Life is mostly froth and bubble,
two things stand like stone,
kindness in another’s trouble,
courage in your own.’ – Adam Lindsay Gordon
‘Those who lose dreaming are lost.’ – Aboriginal Proverb
“I’m so busy, I don’t know if I found a rope or lost my horse.” ~ tee shirt saying
Thanks so much for taking part in this giveaway… I have enjoyed reading every entry and seeing the interest in this book build and build.
If you haven’t yet read Rob’s amazing story (you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe, you’ll shake your head in wonder A LOT) then please pick it up and take yourself Outback.
I cannot wait to hear what you think of his story, and this book. It is full of real, laconic Aussie storytelling from a man who sees life from a unique perspective – a Nuffield scholar, a family man with multiple awards for courage and a cattleman who has learned to tackle his calling from his motorised chair. I guarantee you’ll see the world a little differently by the time you turn that last page.
I’m going to leave you with a quote from Rob himself…
“Life holds massive opportunities for those who choose to conquer life’s greatest challenges. It is absolutely no different for someone in a wheelchair.”