Robert Louis Stevenson quote

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   Posted 9/12/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I receive a daily devotion from my church, and this story was in the text.  I think it could apply to many of us.  It really made me think.
Most of us remember the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson. What most people may not know is that Stevenson was bedridden for much of his life with tuberculosis.
One day his wife heard him hacking and coughing away. Wishing to test the resilience of his spirit, she asked, "And my dear, do you still believe this is a wonderful day?"
Stevenson looked at the pile of medicine bottles sitting on the windowsill in front of his sun-filled bedroom window. After a moment he replied, "I do. I will never let a row of medicine bottles block my horizon!"
Hoping that we all can look past our medicine bottles today.  :-)

Hugs - Austen

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   Posted 9/12/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank You Austen for sharing that ! I do believe it will be a wonderful day!

Have a great day everybody!

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   Posted 9/12/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Austen, this was wonderful.  I copy and pasted it and saved it.  Thank you so much for sharing.


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   Posted 9/13/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for sharing this. I think a lot of us could use this in our lives. So, thank you.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

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   Posted 9/14/2009 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
He is one of my favorite writers whose children's poems got me interested in writing and poetry when I was small.

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   Posted 9/14/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing... yeah I really enjoyed this.  smilewinkgrin   
I thank Our Lord ever day for the many blessings in my life. I shall continue to Live my life in ways pleasing to our lord.
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Take care all.... Soft Huggles

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   Posted 9/14/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Austin, I LOVED that!  Thank you so much for sharing, what a wonderful quote! 

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