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    KarenS-MI - inspirational quote

    Hi,

    Here is a quote to consider if we decide to do a pinned inspirational quotes page as Robin suggested:

    LEARN FROM THE EARTH TO BE STEADFAST ON YOUR PATH, EVEN THOUGH OTHERS DISTURB YOU. FOR THE EARTH CONTINUES IN HER ORBIT THOUGH BURDENED BY MANY CREATURES"
    Srimad Bhagavatam

    Teresa
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    Here's one more of my favorite quotes I like to share:

    The souls of people, on their way to Earth-life, pass through a room full of lights; each takes a taper, often only a spark, to guide it in the dim country of this world. But some souls, by rare fortune, are detained longer and have time to grasp a handful of tapers, which they weave into a torch. These are the
    torch-bearers of humanity, its poets, seers, and saints, who lead and lift the race out of darkness, toward the light. They are the law-givers and saviors, the light-bringers, way-showers and
    truth-tellers, and without them, humanity would lose its way in the dark.
    ~Plato
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    I loved both of your inspirational quotes! Your serenity will help you through these next few days of uncertainty- good wishes for b/w results tomorrow...Liz


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    Bump for Karen!
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    OK, this one I really think is great to speak to the support we get here on these boards. It came from the In-between Treatment board, where there is some healing going on right now, but I think it would be great for a pinned thread here!

    “Portrait of a Friend"

    I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts,
    or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
    search for answers.

    I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
    nor the future with its untold stories.
    But I can be there now when you need me to care.

    I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
    I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

    Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
    Yet I can share in your laughter.

    Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
    I can only support you, encourage you,
    and help you when you ask.

    I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,
    from your values, from me.
    I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.

    I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
    But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
    room to be yourself.

    I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
    But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
    and put them back in place.

    I can't tell you who you are.
    I can only love you and be your friend.
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    Here are some more quotes:

    I'd rather regret the things that I have done
    than the things that I haven't.
    - Lucille Ball

    I don't know what kind of future life I believe in,
    but I believe that all that we go through here must
    have some value.
    - Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

    Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow.
    It empties today of its strength.
    - Corrie Ten Boom

    With all your science can you tell how it is, and whence it is,
    that light comes into the soul?
    - Henry David Thoreau

    Cheers!
    Teresa
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    Ok, here's two that I found...thought they were interesting:

    The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
    ~Buddha~

    Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
    ~Mary Kay Ash~

    That second one sounds like so many of us, those that ignore when we are told we don't have as much of a chance as others to conceive but we go on trying anyway.

    Angie


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    Yes, I love that Mary Kay quote! Thanks.

    Teresa
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    Another inspirational "To a Friend" letter

    Letter from Fra Giovanni, 1513

    I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give
    you which you have not got, but there is much, very much, that while I
    cannot give it, you can take.
    No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. Take
    heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present
    little instant. Take peace!
    The gloom of our world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach,
    is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness could we but see - and
    to see we have only to look. I beseech you to look!
    Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by the covering,
    cast them away as ugly, or heavy or hard. Remove the covering and you will
    find beneath it a living splendor, woven of live, by wisdom, with power.
    Welcome it, grasp it, touch the angel's hand that brings it to you.
    Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or a duty, believe me, that angel's
    hand is there, the gift is there, and the wonder of an overshadowing
    presence. Our joys, too, be not content with them as joys. they too, conceal
    diviner gifts.
    Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty - beneath its
    covering - that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.
    Courage, then, to claim it, that it all. But courage you have, and the
    knowledge that we are all pilgrims together, wending through unknown
    country, home.
    And so, at this time I greet you. Not quite as the world sends
    greetings, but with profound esteem and with the prayer that for you, now
    and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
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