I've always really loved quotes, and one of my favorites is "Courage doesn't always roar; sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'."
Last December I was waiting to hear if my insurance was going to continue to deny a very important transfer to my rehab hospital. I was paralyzed on my left side, (my right leg was also pretty involved) unable to stand, but managed to get myself around the hospital with my right arm, reaching back and forth from the right wheel the the left, IV pole tucked between my footrests. I can do almost everything with just my left hand! My favorite doctor was fighting hard to get me transferred and as I anxiously waited the child life specialists (who were dear friends after multiple stays at the hopsital) and I came up with a distraction: scrap booking. The subject, quotes. The aforementioned one is front and center! The back page was for autographs and quotes from friends and staff. I can see it resting on my shelf, and it makes me smile. Sometimes, you just need to think about something else! It's so hard to wait, and be patient, as it is. My doctor did win the appeals and I was moved about 2 weeks later.
Here are all the Quotes (and one verse) in my scrapbook
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take....but by the moments that take our breath away"
"Music is the way feelings sound"
"Count it pure joy when the world comes crashing//hold your head up and keep on dancing" -MercyMe
"I believe in Christianity as I believe the Sun as Risen, not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it"
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain"
"Every night I turn my worries over to God...He's going to be up all night anyway!"
"Look at the birds of the air...they do not reap or sow...yet your Heavenly Father feeds them...are you not worth more than they?" -Matthew 6:26
"I need the essential joy of being with horses"
"There are no challenges only opportunities"
"Life holds a flavor the protected will never know" -my friend FM
"Shoot for the moon-even if you miss you'll land among the stars"
"We have no right to ask when sorrows come 'why did this happen to me' unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way"
"Finish each day and be done with it, you have done what you could"
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart" -Confucius
"Maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow we'll win this fight and trade in this sorrow//so we live strong"
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent"-Eleanor Roosevelt
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall"
"Cry it out, write it down, then take a deep breath and leave it there. Mourn it when you feel the need. This is the first step to finding peace." -Me
"Accept life's challenges and face them, and then you will experience exhilaration"
"You never know how strong you are until your only choice is to be strong"
"You never realize that Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have" -Corrie Ten Boom
"A smooth sea does not make a skilled mariner"
Corrie ten Boom said that in reference to spending time in a concentration camp for hiding Jews from Nazi's, trying to send them to the very place she was imprisoned. Now that's faith! I think sometimes quotes have a lot more behind them, if you take the time to research the back story, though usually the application is meaningful enough!
I still go to my rehab hospital 3x a week, I've been going there off and on for over two years. Today I had to say goodbye to the aide who has been a part of my care and improvement, mostly over the last year. You never forget people like that!