Celtic Quote of the Day

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up I thought I’d repost this Irish blessing. Hope everyone is doing well. Happy Friday. Wishing you as pain free a weekend as possible!

Originally posted 9/22/12

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Quote of the Day – Life Lesson

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” –David Russell This is so true. My natural inclination is to never burn any bridge and to keep everyone liking me. Well, that takes way too much effort, I’ve learned, and you don’t get a good enough return on your investment of so much time and energy. Sometimes you just have to burn a bridge and get on with your life. It hurts but it’s a necessary pain I think. Or at least that’s what I’ve learned in life. And sometimes the bridge you need to cross is the harder path, the path less travelled as one of my favorite poems says. But the harder the path, the bigger the reward, or so I continue to hope.

Quote of the Day – Character

I like this quote. We fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers must have extremely strong souls after all our trials and suffering!

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
–Helen Keller

Quote of the Day – Perseverance

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”
–Walter Elliot

Fibromyalgia isn’t a sprint. It’s a marathon. Each day is its own separate trial where we battle the pain of our invisible disease. We don’t aim so much to beat it but to make it through the day. Make it through to get to the next battle. But we fibro sufferers are fighters. Maybe stubborn too. I know I am. I treat each day as a fresh start. How good or bad yesterday was pain wise doesn’t matter. Today is a new chance at a good day. And if it is a good day, I make the most of it. If it’s a bad day, I still try to make the most of it. I keep fighting. I persevere. Maybe one day they will have a cure. I hope so. Then our perseverance will really have paid off!

Quote of the Day

I love this quote. It takes me a little extra umph to get through every day with my fibromyalgia. And every day is a little victory because of it. The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. –Unknown