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Topic: Words of comfort, encouragement and wisdom

  1. Guest_5432
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    18 August 2020 in reply to Guest_5432

    Happiness depends upon ourselves. -

    Feel-Good quotes.com

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  2. Peppermintbach
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    22 August 2020 in reply to Birdy77
    I know there are some avid gardeners on the forums who find comfort and self care by growing flowers, veggies and other plants. I hope the following quotes give you a small sense of comfort and validation :)

    Show me your garden, provided it be your own, and I will tell you what are you like.

    - Alfred Austin

    I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

    - Abraham Lincoln

    No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.

    - Thomas Jefferson

    xoxox

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    "Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."

    "Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change. "


    Brene Brown
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  4. Tommys
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    23 August 2020 in reply to Peppermintbach

    I can only control what is in my control and not by the current events.

    Deep breath every day from the stomach (is brilliant for anxiety)

    Decrease social media time gradually

    Distract your self from disappointment. Garden, wash the car, walk, stretch, have a massage


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    Without experiencing adversity, one would never appreciate the gift of life. I guess that's why mountain climbers climb, and thrill seekers seek. But for some of us, adversity comes knocking with an invitation to embrace life's challenges - what we ultimately discover may be greater than the fear of what we would rather avoid.

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  6. Ggrand
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    2 September 2020 in reply to tranzcrybe

    Hello everyone...

    “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

    – Buddha

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    2 September 2020 in reply to tranzcrybe

    Tranzcrybe

    is that a quotation and if so who said it. I for one think I can appreciate the gift of life without adversity. I appreciated by lovely home Nd bookshop everyday and was thznkful. When the bushfires destroyed them both I did not appreciate gift of life as I already did.

    I think we can embrace life’s challenges without adversity.

    why must we have to experience bad things to appreciate or experience good things..?

    only my opinion and for some the quote will have meaning. For me maybe too close and sensitive.

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  8. tranzcrybe
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    2 September 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    Hi Quirky,

    Thank you so much for raising this - I am glad you have pondered its message. I only quote myself from my experiences (so I can always refer to the source, and avoid copyright infringement!).

    If it weren't for gravity, would you ever be strong?

    If not for failure, could you truly feel sympathy?

    If not for hurt, what reference is there to love?

    If you lived in a bubble, would you be content?

    If I lose a hand, how much more I treasure the other.

    If I lose my eyes, how much more grateful I am for my ears.

    When under a load, my muscles improve.

    When faced with strife, my faith in others is restored.

    When staring fate in the eye, the more I value my next breath.

    Best wishes, Quirky.

    Regards,

    t.

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  9. quirkywords
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    2 September 2020 in reply to tranzcrybe

    Tranzcrybe

    thanks for your reply.
    I will agree to disagree. I don’t believe you have to experience loss or pain to appreciate something.
    I respect your faith and your belief.

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  10. tranzcrybe
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    I prune my trees with gusto - they hate me every day;

    But when gales come a raging, there is nought from them to say.

    Their strength is now beneath them, not flayling all about;

    Happy trees have I to share the love, without a doubt.

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    The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

    - Alan Wilson Watts

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    4 September 2020 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Sometimes being alive can be a challenge. Maybe we rush because we have a fear of missing out so we rush rush rush.

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    23 September 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    Hello everyone...

    "You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

    --Johnny Cash

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    24 September 2020 in reply to Ggrand

    Grandy

    Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

    I like this quote but I feel I can’t shut a door on the past. Like mistakes , the past you don’t forget them but you are aware of them .

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    24 September 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    ^

    :::::::::: The past is but a memory, the future but a whim ::::::::::
    :::::::::: We live in the space between - the instance of a single breath ::::::::::

    +
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    23 October 2020 in reply to tranzcrybe

    Hello everyone...

    I hope so much that your all being very kind and gentle to yourselves..🌱🕊.

    “No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them”....... Alana Stewart

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  17. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    13 November 2020 in reply to Ggrand

    ahhh this poem!

    When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound, in fear of what my life and children's lives may be..

    I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things, who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.

    I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars, waiting with their light. For a time, I rest in the grace of the world.. and am free.

    (The Peace of Wild Things - Wendell Berry)

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    “Late Fragment

    And did you get what
    you wanted from this life, even so?
    I did.
    And what did you want?
    To call myself beloved, to feel myself
    beloved on the earth.”
    ― Raymond Carver, A New Path to the Waterfall
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    “how you love yourself is
    how you teach others
    to love you”
    ― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey
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    16 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Hello Everyone.....I hope your all feeling okay....

    Charlie Chaplin lived 88 years
    He left us 4 statements:

    (1) Nothing is forever in this world, not even our problems.

    (2) I love walking in the rain because no one can see my tears.

    (3) The most lost day in life is the day we don't laugh.

    (4) Six best doctors in the world...:
    1. The sun
    2. Rest
    3. Exercise
    4. Diet
    5. Self-respect
    6. Friends

    Stick to them at all stages of your life and enjoy a healthy life...

    If you see the moon, you will see the beauty of God...
    If you see the sun, you will see the power of God...
    If you see a mirror, you will see God's best creation. So believe it.

    We are all tourists, God is our travel agent who has already identified our routes, bookings and destinations... trust him and enjoy life.

    Life is just a journey! Therefore, live today!

    Tomorrow may not be.


    I loved Charlie Chaplin ❤️😂❤️

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  21. Sleepy21
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    Thanks Grandy

    “I suppose, I said, it is one definition of love, the belief in something that only the two of you can see.”
    ― Rachel Cusk, Outline

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    “My parents were nonmaterialistic. They believed that money without knowledge was worthless, that education tempered with religion was the way to climb out of poverty in America, and over the years they were proven right.”
    ― James McBride, The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
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  23. Missing user
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    17 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Hi everyone, this is such a nice positive & uplifting thread. It's a good idea. Here's one I found on a Google search:

    "You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breath. You are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest."

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    "Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years"

    - Former Australian Senator Bob Brown

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    "We don't know where we're going, we don't know what's going to happen, but no one can take away from you what you put in your own mind."

    Dr Edith Eger
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    20 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Hello Everyone...

    You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.



    You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

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  27. Sleepy21
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    20 November 2020 in reply to Ggrand
    Hi Grandy - Louise Hay ? ive heard that quote before, possibly from one of her cds
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    20 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    I love you guys.

    EMxxxx

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  29. Sleepy21
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    Hi all!

    From the movie the Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” -

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    Today I need words, and I think maybe these might help:

    "I understand that I'm not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, I say, "For the same reason I laugh so often - because I'm paying attention".

    -unknown

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