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Great Quote

Postby drummergrl » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:13 pm

I recently came across an article on illness and the guilt patients often feel about what their sickness means for those around them. I'm sure this is a topic we've all struggled with at one time or another, so I thought I'd share.

"I think it is fine to regard sickness as undesired and to work with all effort and intelligence toward reducing its severity and duration. We must not reject it as something that should not happen, however, nor interpret it as any sort of statement about our worth as human beings. Sickness does not mean; it just is."

The last part, especially, hit home hard. "Sickness does not mean; it just is." That struck such a chord with me and I've found myself repeating it in my head all day. Instead of wasting all of my time wondering why I have SM or how much it's changed my life and my family's lives, I should simply be focused on working to make it manageable. Sounds like I've found my New Year's resolution! Hopefully this will brighten your day as much as it has mine.
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Re: Great Quote

Postby kiminfla » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:44 pm

Thank you for sharing! I love to read inspiring quotes! Be blessed, Kim
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Re: Great Quote

Postby tennesseewalker » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:14 pm

Thank you so much for sharing.
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Re: Great Quote

Postby karenb » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:24 am

That sounds like a great New Years Resolution for all of us!

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Re: Great Quote

Postby ratherjust_beme » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:18 pm

I like that quote so much I think Ill put it up on my bathroom mirror so I see it every time Im in the bathroom!! I love quotes of all kinds....short little blurbs of words that mean and say so much! Thank you for sharing~
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