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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:29 pm 
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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:03 am 
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No one's happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:40 am 
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Made me smile. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:51 pm 
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"Happiness is not getting what you want, but still wanting it when you get it."

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:53 am 
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I'm glad, Nellie. I find many of Brilliant's quotes quite funny actually. If anyone would like more :

http://breakfast.itgo.com/quotes/brilliant.html

I especially like this one : "Forgive me now. Tomorrow I may no longer feel guilty."

It reminded me of someone I know... :w:

To be fair, some reminded me of me : for instance, "Everyone is entitled to my opinion" :w:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:09 am 
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We all need a sense of humour in this - we used to have a thread along that line. We shared our own real life "lines" that made us laugh, and in some cases both partners laughed. :w: Helped keep us centered, I think. Maybe we could start one again.

Nellie


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:39 pm 
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I definitely think this would be an excellent idea, Nellie. :g:

After 18 months of intense drama post Dday, my partner and I now often manage to laugh at ourselves, at our lines and our patterns - it feels very good not to always be so identified with our roles. It is fun, and I think it can also have therapeutic value. :g:

Humour has this amazing capacity to dissolve both shame and pain...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:38 am 
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What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did.
Nina Simone


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:50 am 
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Thank you Healthlove, excellent and very much needed piece of wisdom by Nina Simone.

I love this one, along the same line : "When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves". Henry Ford

Also along the same line :

"If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too".

Dr Seuss


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:36 am 
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I just wanted to share this. I came across it accidentally on the internet today. It's a Mahatma Gandhi quote it had had some resonance for me:

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.


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 Post subject: Re: Inspiring quote
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I have seen that quote and absolutely love it. Thank you for reposting it


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:54 am 
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The future depends on what you do today.

Mahatma Gandhi


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:36 am 
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Throw a resourceful person in the water, and he will probably come out with a fish in his hand.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:57 pm 
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Throw a resourceful person in the water, and he will probably come out with a fish in his hand. :g: :g: Love it!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:12 pm 
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Hi brightside
I hope that if only one quote helps one victim then the worth is there
bless you all

Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed!

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.


Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.


You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.


More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.


The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.

Whatever you do or dream you can do ... begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.


The beginning is the most important part of the work.


Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

You will never win if you never begin.


The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.


What the caterpillar calls the end the rest of the world calls a butterfly.


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.


Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.


Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.

Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings.

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Every transition begins with an ending
Do not confuse happiness with seeking pleasure
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