Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, May 9, 2010.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Here's a group of quotes I found online and decided to share. They remind me of the wonderful warriors in this community, each one reminds me of one or members here:

    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." (Albert Einstein)

    "The only way we can be there for our children is to be there for ourselves." (Anonymous)

    "You've developed the strength of a draft horse while holding onto the delicacy of a daffodil ... you are the mother, advocate and protector of a child with a disability." -Lori Borgman

    "Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it." -Bill Cosby

    "The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears." (Ellen Goodman)

    "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." -- Robert Brault

    "Perseverance is not a long race. It is many short races one after another." - W. Elliot

    "If you think you can or you think you can't, either way, you'll be right." -Henry Ford

    "Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see further." -Thomas Carlyle

    "Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway!" -John Wayne

    "Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace." -Dalai Lama

    "Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same." -Franz Peter Schubert

    "Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway." -Unknown

    "The squeaky wheel gets the grease. The squeaky wheel NEEDS the grease." -Rick Lavoie

    "If you've told a child a thousand times and he still does not understand, then it is not the child who is the slow learner." -Walter Barbee

    "What lies behind us & what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts, even in the most difficult times." - Allen Klein

    "There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter the way you meet them." (Phyllis Bottome)

    "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much." (Mother Teresa)

    "Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength." - Christopher Reeves

    "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." - Heather Cortez
  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks for sharing these TM!
  3. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Well said!
  4. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Wow- these are very good! thank you for sharing!
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." - Heather Cortez

    I like that one.
  6. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    In honor of Mother's Day....

    - A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.
    - Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
    - An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
    - Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother
    - The remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she has served left overs. The original meal has never been found.

    (Sorry, don't have the author's names at the moment...but found these to be interesting and/or funny)
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom