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   Posted 8/16/2010 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes it's just hard to get in gear on Mondays but we still need to get up and get moving. People with fibromyalgia and arthritis pain must keep moving or the pain only increases. Others with more injury-based pain may not be allowed to exert as much as they like. All of us, no matter what causes our pain, could use some kind and encouraging words to kindle a bit of long-desired energy in us.

Ever wish there was a magic pill or button that would bring you inspiration, enthusiasm and drive? OK, let's not get too carried away here and rupture something... shocked turn Often we receive and send emails that include words or greetings of cheer and encouragement. A few well chosen words can touch our heart and remind us that the rest of the world is out there still and that we are remembered by our friends.

So, what inspirational phrase or saying is a favorite of yours? Is there a motivational quote that has special meaning to you? What is it?

I tend to gravitate towards ones that are either straight forward or syrupy sweet. smhair I have a few that I especially like or maybe that's a few people whom I like for their thoughts and ideas.
“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.” by Jacques Cousteau

“Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.”

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough” both by Albert Einstein

and a couple by Winston Churchill:

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it”

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”

and of course his most famous one...lol

“Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.
Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it.”

What quotes are favorites of yours? They don't have to be by famous people nor even have a known author. It could be something you wrote yourself. What moves you and inspires you?


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   Posted 8/16/2010 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.”

“Love is saying 'I feel differently' instead of 'You're wrong.'”

'God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Savella, Lyrica,Mobic,Tramadol,Flexeril,Omeprezole,Vitamin D3,

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   Posted 8/16/2010 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
If you want a faithful servant, do it yourself. My Dad used to say this to me all the time.!!

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   Posted 8/16/2010 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm new here and I LOVE that I found this! yeah

It's 5 am here, so I'm not going to worry about who said what.. tongue I like the sarcastic, witty, deep-self mastery type, here are some of my favorites:

"Life is like drawing without an eraser."

"If my personality changes, I'll let you know who I've become."

"I was kicked out of Barnes and Noble for putting all of the bibles in the fiction section."

"Sometimes it is better to burn out than just fade away."

"We attain, through the depths of ourselves, the answers to our deepest & most difficult questions, to attain both freedom and authenticity."

& the best button quote ever..in my experience!

'note to self: it is illegal to stab people for being stupid'

Fibromyalgia. Bradycardia. Arthritis. IBS. Reynauds. & sadly, Sarcasm-it's a terrible condition. =P

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   Posted 8/16/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Well there is this one:
Dont put off till tomorrow what you can do today
However I prefer it this way
Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow.
One day at a time
Never say Never
and my alltime favorite is footprints in the sand which is too long to put it all down here. lol
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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   Posted 8/16/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Frank Lloyd Wright:
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

Two more from FLW:

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen”

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

I admire that man tremendously.
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

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   Posted 8/16/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
"Where there is a will, there is a way." yeah
Hugs, Robin wink

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   Posted 8/16/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
You all have such good ones! I especially like yours, Minnie, about "love is saying, 'I feel differently...'" Wow, good thing to remember.

"Everything is imperfect, everything is impermanent, everything is unfinished." - concept of Wabi-Sabi.
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." - Carrie ten Boom, Dutch underground worker during WWII.

...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

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   Posted 8/16/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
A life lived in the shallows shall never find true depth of soul.
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