So as you may or may not know, I’m more or less bed ridden with a dislocated foot that is pending surgery. I haven’t bathed since before the incident (it’s been a while don’t ask) and I’ve been making myself vulnerable to negative thoughts and feelings.
Amazingly, after posting a status message on my Facebook profile (Christien needs some friendly inspiration) I got a few gifts of wisdom from old friends who felt compelled to answer my call. One of which I haven’t spoken to in years but reminded me that inspiration truly comes from within. That anything external which may seem to have inspired me, has really only released a prescence within me.
Second to that, I got a book sent by mail called “Courage Every Day” which is a book of empty pages with footnotes (inspirational quotes) to guide me along my way to “authoring” my life. The cover of this book has a paramount message I feel I’ve had to share with countless people again and again… it’s funny, cause people say I have great insights but I fail to apply them to myself.
Here is what was written on the book’s cover;
Ignore people who say it can’t be done. No matter what the statistics say., there’s always a way. Feed your hopes, not your fears. Fight for the greater good. Know in your heart that all things are possible. Treat all setbacks as temporary and always remember that you are never alone. Life is the grand adventure and only life worth living is worth recording. Don’t just think it, ink it!
Instructions: Believe, hope and inspire daily as needed.
What goes around comes around, the more your inspire the world the more the world will inspire you. The more you hate the world the more the world will hate you. I believe your attitudes, feelings and gestures will always be reflected back to you ten fold. That being said, I feel compelled to share a few more profound quotes from celebrities, atheletes, politicians, philosophers and healers in this book;
Only those who dare, truly live.
- Ruth P Freedman
Accept no one’s definition of your life, define yourself
- Harvey Fierstein
There is a giant asleep within every person. When the giant awakes, miracles happen.
- Frederick Faust
Welcome problems and eat them for breakfast.
- Alfred A Montapert
Life is about becoming more than we are.
- Oprah Winfrey
The Turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
- Max Lerner
We cannot wait for the storm to blow over; we must learn to work in the rain.
- Jennifer Granholm
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- LAO TZU
Pessimists calculate the odds. Optimists believe they can overcome them.
- Ted Koppel
Behind the cloud the sun is still shining.
- Abraham Lincoln
What we have before us are some breathtaking opportunities disguised as insoluble problems.
- John W. Gardner
Some have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
- Willis R. Whitney
I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Turn a setback into a comeback.
- Billy Brewer
Every winner has scars.
- Herbert N Casson
Let that which stood in front go behind! And let that which was behind advance to the front and speak.
- Walt Whitman
Suffering ceases to be suffering in some way at the moment it finds meaning.
- Viktor Frankl
Do A little more than you think you possible can.
- Lowell Thomas
Heroes are the poeple who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan
Inside us there is everything. We just have to look for it.
- Jeffery Ressner
Out of difficulties we grow miracles.
- Jean De La Bruyere
A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.
What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thin you need to go.
Leap, and the net will appear.
- Julia Cameron
When a great adventure is offered, you don’t refuse it.
- Amelia Earhart
We need heroes because they draw us on to become better versions of ourselves.
- Wally Bock
Don’t let your fear grow bigger than your faith.
- Josie Bissett
Success can only be measured in terms of distance traveled.
- Mavis Gallant
If you hear a voice within you say, “You cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope.
- Barbara Kinsolver
There is a power now slumbering within us, which is awakened would do to evil what light does to darkness.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment – the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.
- Jorge Luis Borges
Life has no romance without risk.
- Sarah Doherty
To fear is to expect punishment. To love is to know we are immersed not in darkness, but in light.
- Mother Teresa
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
- Babe Ruth
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.
- Kurt Vonnegut