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Topic: Words of comfort, encouragement and wisdom

  1. Rose 3
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    28 November 2018

    "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."

    ~Oscar Wilde

    "Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and be who you are."

    ~Brene Brown

    I really loved that last one baet123. I think I have done that a few times!

    All the best, Rose

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  2. Birdy77
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    29 November 2018

    Re-set, re-adjust,

    re-start, re-focus,

    as many times

    as you need to.

    from tinybuddha dot com

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  3. Birdy77
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    1 December 2018

    I am reading a delightful novel, with themes of loneliness, courage, survival and kindness, called Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. I came across this piece of simple wisdom:

    I suppose one of the reasons we're all able to continue to exist for our allotted span in this green and blue vale of tears is that there is always, however remote it may seem, the possibility of change.

    When things feel hopeless, please try to keep this in mind.

    🌻birdy

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  4. Tess2
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    1 December 2018 in reply to Guest8901

    That is about it Amanda,

    I would like to add one thing before go back to bed, do one thing you like even something small,

    tess

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  5. baet123
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    3 December 2018

    Hey guys,

    My weekly quote again!

    A short one but a good one. Hope this is relevant and beneficial to someone on these forums!

    "Your illness is not your identity."

    An illness or health condition doesn't define who you are. Your strength, courage and bravery to respond to your condition does.

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  6. Birdy77
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    4 December 2018

    Two thoughts from Michael A. Singer that keep coming back to me and back to me. I hope they help someone else too:

    When a problem is disturbing you, don't ask, "What should I do about it?" Ask, "What part of me is being disturbed by this?"

    and

    There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind - you are the one who hears it.

    both quotes from The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself.

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  7. Rose 3
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    4 December 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    "It is not the things we do which we regret. It is the things we did not do."

    ~Unknown Author

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  8. Birdy77
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    5 December 2018 in reply to Rose 3
    Even
    if it is very foggy,
    cloudy or stormy,
    the blue sky
    is always there,
    for us,
    above the clouds.


    Thich Nhat Hanh
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  9. Peppermintbach
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    5 December 2018

    Hi beautiful birdy, Rose, baet, Tess and all :)

    It’s lovely of you to share those quotes. Thank you all :)

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    5 December 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    For you today ❤ ... or for anyone who needs a quiet friend or a hand to hold:

    Take my hand.
    We will walk.
    We will only walk.
    We will enjoy our walk
    without thinking of arriving anywhere.

    Thich Nhat Hanh

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  11. Peppermintbach
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    5 December 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Thank you, dear friend, that means a lot :)

    Hand of friendship gratefully accepted (as I’m sure many others would willingly accept from you) xoxox

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    6 December 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself as an afterthought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you're carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There's no time for anything else.

    ~ Nanea Hoffman

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  13. Ggrand
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    6 December 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Hello everyone.

    “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for the most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic”.

    -Laing Taylor..

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  14. Gambit87
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    Chin up, you can’t see the beauty of the world if you’re looking at your feet. You got this

    - Me, to myself, everyday.

    Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

    - Stephen Hawking

    It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

    - Rocky Balboa (Movie)

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    7 December 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    On growth:

    Every next level of your life will demand a different you.

    - unknown

    On appreciating the people who make time for us and show us that they care. Thank you xoxox

    Someone who takes the time to listen when we are at our lowest is rare and should be valued.

    - unknown

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  16. Birdy77
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    7 December 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    I
    know
    this transformation
    is painful,
    but you're not falling apart;
    you're just falling into something
    different,
    with a new capacity
    to be beautiful.

    ~ William C. Hannan


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    7 December 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    “It's not the bruises on the body that hurt. It's the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind."

    Aisha Mirza

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    8 December 2018 in reply to Guest8901

    Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.

    ~ Mary Oliver

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    8 December 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.

    - Mohsin Hamid

    “Finding yourself” consists of peeling off years of social conditioning to find a self as it existed during childhood. Unmasked.

    - unknown

    Thank you xoxox

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    8 December 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Forget what's safe or shallow. Go after bone deep, full blooded adventure with those who can meet you where your flame is here and elsewhere, body and mind. Become a force of life by knowing what you want and won't accept. Be sure to guard your time.

    ~ Victoria Erickson

    xo

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    9 December 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Thank you xoxox

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  22. Guest8901
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    9 December 2018

    “Don’t let your struggle become your identity.” – Unknown

    “Your illness does not define you ... your strength and courage does.” – Unknown

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    9 December 2018 in reply to Guest8901

    " When u find ur calling and fulfill it immense peace follows"

    From me,love MMx

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  24. baet123
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    10 December 2018

    "So far you have survived 100% of your worst days. Your going great!"

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  25. Birdy77
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    10 December 2018

    The older i get, the more I understand that it's ok to live a life that others don't understand.

    ~ unknown

    Bad news is: you cannot make people like, love, understand, validate, accept or be nice to you. ...

    Good news is: it doesn't matter.

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  26. Guest8901
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    11 December 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think ... I’m not going to make it ... but you laugh inside as you remember all the times you’ve felt that way."

    Charles Bukowski

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    11 December 2018

    If cauliflower can somehow become pizza (and it can), you, my friend, can do anything.

    - on a poster I saw

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    'Keep Smiling even if your heart is frowning'
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    12 December 2018

    Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.

    ~Wes Angelozzi

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    13 December 2018

    On kindness towards and gratitude for others:

    A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

    - Frederick W Faber

    and...

    At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame without us.

    - Albert Schweitzer

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