Inspirational Sayings

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby kimby » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:23 pm

“There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.” – Frederick Faber

“Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others thinks is possible.”

“Make your life a masterpiece. Imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.” – Brian Tracy

“I have studied the enemy all my life…I have studied in detail the account of every one of his battles. I know exactly how he will react under any given set of circumstances. And he hasn’t the slightest idea of what I’m going to do. So when the time comes, I am going to whip him.” - George S. Patton

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” - Christopher Reeve

“You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.” - Darwin P Kingsley

“Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go, it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.” - Alice Mackenzie Swaim
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby gofisch » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:06 pm

"When all the parts of the puzzle start to look like they fit
Then I must remember there'll be days like this"
Van Morrison

"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."
Kurt Vonnegut

"If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being. You'd be a game show host."-Heathers

“No matter how sad you are today, happiness and laughter and even joy are still distinct possibilities for tomorrow, or if not tomorrow, the day after that.”
(Linda Richman, "I'd Rather Laugh")

"If we awake and find it gone, remember this, our favorite time.”
(David Byrne, “City of Dreams”)

"By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean."
Mark Twain

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying."
Woody Allen

"It’s always something. If it’s not one thing, it’s another."
Roseanne Roseannadanna
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby CRguy » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:24 pm

I probably "forgot" I started this thread ! Thanks to all who have posted. As I reread it from the start, I had a smile on my face, a mist in my eye and my heart felt a little lighter. I have been chewing over a few things lately and am very grateful for your sharing.

When John Lennon climbed up a ladder in Yoko's art gallery showing, when they first met, he picked up a magnifying glass and looked up onto the ceiling. There was a single word written there.

"yes"

I would count that as my addition to this thread today.......yes.

In Harmony
CRguy
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Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
15 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby PammySue_51 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:37 pm

The Bible is where I get 99% of my inspirational stuff.
Pam

I Peter 5:10-11

Diagnosed 9/06 Stage IV, 19 mo. chemo, now out of chemo options except for possible clinical trials. 9/3/08 First of two Sir-Spheres procedures.

*Faith is the wind that blows the sail of our ship to the desired destination."

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby cptmac » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:12 am

Okay, I love Steven Wright. Some of these may not be inspirational, but they put a smile on my face.

I intend to live forever - so far, so good.

Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

Join the Army, meet interesting people, kill them.

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.

If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments.

Borrow money from pessimists-they don't expect it back.

You can't have everything. Where would you put it? --

Today I dialed a wrong number... The other person said, "Hello?" and I said,
"Hello, could I speak to Joey?"... They said, "Uh... I don't think so...
he's only 2 months old." I said, "I'll wait." --

I installed a skylight in my apartment...The people who live above me are
furious! --

The other night I came home late, and tried to unlock my house with my car
keys. I started the house up. So, I drove it around for a while. I was
speeding, and a cop pulled me over. He asked where I lived. I said, "right
here, officer". Later, I parked it on the freeway, got out, and yelled at all
the cars, "Get out of my driveway!"

Last year we drove across the country. We switched on the driving...every half
mile...We had one cassette tape to listen to on the entire trip...I don't
remember what it was.

I saw a sign: "Rest Area 25 Miles". That's pretty big. Some people must be
really tired.
One time a cop pulled me over for running a stop sign. He said, "Didn't you
see the stop sign?" I said, "Yeah, but I don't believe everything I read."

The judge asked, "What do you plead?" I said, "Insanity, your honour, who in
their right mind would park in the passing lane?"

Yesterday I parked my car in a tow-away zone...when I came back the entire area
was missing.

I can remember the first time I had to go to sleep. Mom said, "Steven, time to
go to sleep." I said, "But I don't know how." She said, "It's real easy.
Just go down to the end of tired and hang a left." So I went down to the end
of tired, and just out of curiosity I hung a right. My mother was there, and
she said "I thought I told you to go to sleep."

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, "Did you sleep good?" I
said, "No, I made a few mistakes."

I bought a self learning record to learn Spanish. I turned it on and went to
sleep; the record got stuck. The next day I could only stutter in Spanish.

I bought a dog the other day...I named him Stay. It's fun to call him...
"Come here, Stay! Come here, Stay!" He went insane. Now he just ignores me
and keeps typing.

I spilled spot remover on my dog. He's gone now.

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby cashiningstar » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:58 am

Morning All;
I have been wanting to share this and what a perfect spot !!
I received this from a friend in email shortly after my dx --

What cancer CANNOT do
Cancer is so limited:
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot suppress memories
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the spirit

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby CRguy » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:27 am

Thanks to everyone for continuing to share these thoughts. I am loving this collection a LOT !
It is always a good idea to nourish the Body, Mind and Spirit and you have helped me do just that.

Wasn't exactly sure where Steven Wright fit though ??? So I just kept laughing !

cptmac, thank you for including me in this postings, too. I am glad that struck a chord with you.

Cheers and best wishes to all
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
15 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby AugustWest » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:32 pm

gofisch - thanks for the Van the Man quote!

cptmac - those are some great SW lines!! Thanks
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4/26 nodes pos.
10 tx Oxaliplatin / 6 months Xeloda

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby laura3364 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:32 am

What a great thread...and loved the Steven Wright stuff and many others, especially throwing back the letters. The single quote that gets me through every day is:

..."To Know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded." (Emerson)
Rectal cancer dx 11-07
Ostomy surgery 1-23-08
Radiation and Xeloda 2/08-4/08
APR and posterior exenteration 7/08
Start folfox 9/08 for 6 mos
Cancer spread to hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes April 09
Start IFL + Avastin June 09

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby garbovatwin » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:34 am

CRguy wrote:I probably "forgot" I started this thread ! Thanks to all who have posted. As I reread it from the start, I had a smile on my face, a mist in my eye and my heart felt a little lighter. I have been chewing over a few things lately and am very grateful for your sharing.

When John Lennon climbed up a ladder in Yoko's art gallery showing, when they first met, he picked up a magnifying glass and looked up onto the ceiling. There was a single word written there.

"yes"

I would count that as my addition to this thread today.......yes.

In Harmony
CRguy



YES
What a marvelous word, what a marvelous world.


Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin...Mother Teresa

Worry, like a rocking chair will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere...Vance Havner

In every tear is a seed of healing...Author Unknown

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships...Helen Keller

oh yes...YES
OUR world is worth saving
Question everything. Become your own Advocate.
When we find a cure for one cancer it will lead to a cure for ALL cancer
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Rectal Mucosa Resection - Oct 2010
Rectal Surgery - Sep 2011
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby cptmac » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:16 am

Again, not inspirational, but Steven Wright just makes me laugh. I remembered another one.

Everything is within walking distance, if you have enough time.
cptmac
As long as you're alive, there is hope.
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colon resection 8/04
liver resection 9/04 with HAI pump installed
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby azahar » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:57 am

This is a bit long, but I recently heard this poem in a movie and thought it was lovely and quite inspirational.

After A While
by Veronica A. Shoffstall

After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn
that love doesn't mean leaning
and company doesn't always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman, not the grief of a child
and you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow's ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn...
DX stage IV May / 08
colon resection May/08
Oxi & Xeloda July/Aug/08
open & close Sept/08, peritoneal mets
liver resection Nov/08
6 rounds Oxi/Xeloda Apr-July/09
NED? so far so good...
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby cptmac » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:24 pm

Someone just wrote this to me from another board and I wanted to share.

"as long as you keep caring for others and helping them, then the Lord will bless you !!" From Loving ex-wife

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby wwroam » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:40 pm

"Worry is a waste of emotional reserve."....Ayn Rand ( The Fountainhead)
Stage 3a DX 25/06/07
Folfox complete 30/01/08
7 years NED
Port scheduled for removal 8/02/10 Gone.
PSA .54 No prostate problems
Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic
SO diagnosed CC Stage IV Liver Mets 23/03/15

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby tobasco39 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:15 pm

I went to an AA meeting with a friend (no I don't have a drinking/drug addiction). I just wanted to experience one of these meetings. I left with this great saying: If God leads you to it, he'll get you through it. I think this says it all!


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