May 18, 2010
Partly because I’m feeling hopeful, and partly because I’m scared $)(^!less that I’m going to jinx myself by holding onto said hope, I’m posting these quotes about HOPE for us to all see/hear, take to heart and remember. Trust me, I know that’s easier said than done, especially when you’re in that deep, dark place…but in the “hopes” that this will lighten even one person’s load, here goes:
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. ~Charles L. Allen
And Lord knows, we need all of the help we can get.
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.
I wish there weren’t quite as many trials and sorrows in this world, but it’s true that we are all much stronger and kinder because of them.
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
LOL, I love this and it’s so true. At some point, things WILL get better.
Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality.
Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself… ‘How did I get through all of that?’
I hope this actually happens…that someday, I’ll be able to look back at all of this IF madness and sadness as just one big, bad joke.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. ~Thomas Hardy
Again, so true. No one can go through IF (or any other major disappointment or sadness) 100% unscathed.
When the world says, ‘Give up,’
Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’
Wishing you all peace, love, happiness, and HOPE.
May 22, 2009
I was reading some back issues of Real Simple on the train this morning, and found a quote that I wanted to share.
“The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift…”
~J.K. Rowling, 2008 Harvard commencement address
Reading something like this reminds me to remember (and believe) that God never gives us more than we can handle. Life isn’t always easy, there are up and downs around every corner, but step by step, we’ll get through them, and be stronger for it. The past few years have been a constant struggle for S and I, but we’ve learned alot from them, both about ourselves and our relationship. I know that he’ll be there for me through anything – whether that means cracking jokes in the ER, or just doing a load of laundry – and that we can survive the darkest days, together.
Wishing you all strength, hope, and peace as you face whatever challenges life throws your way.
March 19, 2009
“What I expect from my male friends is that they are polite and clean. What I expect from my female friends is unconditional love, the ability to finish my sentences for me when I am sobbing, a complete and total willingness to pour their hearts out to me, and the ability to tell me why the meat thermometer isn’t supposed to touch bone” ~Anna Quindlen, Living Out Loud
**Thank you to my wonderful girlfriends, for being who you are. Mwah!**