I can't agree MORE!!!
I already posted on Sherrine's invitation, that I would bring meatballs, and some other stuff.. Oooops, I posted on Sherrine's invite. first... Hope its OK that I called the excavator to bring over some sand for Sherrine's back yard for that beach effect .. Don't worry Sherrine and Karen, we'll wipe our feet before we go into the house to use the potty
I can't wait to go someplace warm... even if it IS just virtually.
Big hugs and good thinkin' Karen!!!
I loved reading your post and I agree with you completely.
Many of us enjoy positive "you can do it!" posts. In fact, I tend to avoid reading the posts that are less than positive. I love when Sherrine responds to any posts, as I find her positive attitude refreshing.
I am getting tired of the positive people bashing too. So, to celebrate positive thoughts, I am sharing some of my favorite quotes:
"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours."
- Richard Bach
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
- Herm Albright
"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
- John Wooden
"You are what you think about all day long."
- Dr. Robert Schuller
"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." (a great quote for this forum)
I would love to hear some other favorite quotes too, if anyone would like to share. :)
Fibromyalgia since 2007
"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live." Robert F. Kennedy
Well now, this post is right up my alley.....it is in my wheelhouse....it is my cup of tea even....... :)
I too tend to only read positive posts or questions I feel I can contribute to. We are all wired differently and I am wired that the cup is always half full and there is more diet coke in the fridge!! :)
Quotes! I love quotes!
Earl Nightingale Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Dr. Robert Anthony Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.
Thomas EdisonMany of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Robert SchullerAlways look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Unknown authorEveryone has the power to make others happy. Some do it by entering the room, others by leaving it.
ONE OF MY FAVORITES:
Lena HorneIt's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
My life is good, I have alot of pain, fatigue, and fog; More importantly I have married my best friend, a beautiful 3 year-old daughter, a good job, will have my Bachelor's degree this spring, and some new friends on this forum that inspire me to continue improving my own situation.
Climb higher on the mountain so that if you fall you will not be at the bottom and it is easier to climb back to the top.
Since tone of voice does not come through on the internet and I see no emoticon to express my feelings, I am saying this with the intention of much kindness and respect. (just read my post below and it sounded kind of snotty, which is not what I meant!)
I hope that you don't feel that my questions for Sherrine were happy bashing. I am guessing that you are talking about my post, but maybe not. My intention was not meant to bash her, but to clarify the meaning of some things that I did not understand.
Also, I believe that is is healthy to have "conversations" and ask others what they mean when we don't understand them. In terms of Sherrine's post, I kept thinking, I must be understanding this wrong. So I decided to ask. We actually had a nice "talk" (if you can call it that since we are online) and I understand her better and I don't think she is offended. (I really hope not.)
There are times when we can't always agree and that is ok. It is actually good. And it is good to discuss things with one another. The trouble with using the internet is that emotions and true feelings do not always come through and what we write sounds different from what we intended to say. Sherrine said that too in a way.
Anyway, hope this makes sense. and I hope any broken fences are mended.
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 2/18/2009 12:09:56 PM (GMT-7)
Nah, you did not offend me.
My favorite inspirations are scriptures like the one Sherrine posted, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
Also, Bob Marley's "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds." from his redemption song.
The desiderata is also cool. Thanks to someone on this site for sharing it. I never heard of it before coming here.
A couple of yrs ago we finally got the internet and I tried to find info on FMS. One of the things I came across were 'support groups', I was interested b/c there aren't any 'live' groups in my area. I even called the local hospital which had a listing in the paper for a group. Nope, they didn't have one. Anyway, some of the places I saw online were extremely 'tense', so I just backed away. I lurked on this site for a couple of wks to see what ppl were like. I decided to join and I have not been sorry. I have found the ppl here to be very kind, welcoming and helpful. I knew there was something(s) wrong w/ me, but it took awhile to get some answers. Many ppl in my life didn't understand what was going on and were not exactly helpful. Here ppl got what I spoke of, saying, 'Yeah, me too!'
I have experienced only kindness from the good ppl here. We don't all have to see eye to eye, but we all understand the pain and problems we live with. I know sometimes I will reread a post (my own included, LOL) b/c we can't insert tone to the words. At that pt. I assume I am not getting it, not putting the emphasis on the right word, etc. I give the benefit of the doubt. I have messed up words which may have thrown off the meaning of my sentences. We are like any other group of friends/family trying to learn each others sense of humor or tender places. The difference is we only meet online. We never see the faces or 'hear' the voice of our friends. We come from all walks of life, different backgrounds, etc.
I have tremendous respect for the ppl here, we are all just trying to find our way thru this maze of FMS, and of course, anything else we have in addition to that DD, so we can live our lives.
When I have asked questions, ppl have responded. One of those ppl was Sherrine, and she always took the time to find answers for my ????. I'm not always in an up mood, but I read her posts knowing she will have a positive spin, something to grab hold of. There are times I need that till I find level ground. I also enjoy her sense of humor. I also enjoy that we have always tried to support each other, especially when someone is down. We also rejoice when someone is up. We all want the best for each other. That's what family/friends do for each other. Just my feelings.
God bless. Alice.
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
I'm thrilled to hear how good your life is, including your marriage. It sounds like you have been blessed tremendously.
I must say, my husband is my best friend too. :)