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Re: amazing quotes

23 Dec 2012 17:26 in response to sofia

Hi Everyone,

Sofia, You are so right when you say we rarely see the true meaning of Christmas.

Here is my quote for today. It's by Janice Maeditere.

"Christmas is not so much about opening our present as opening our heart".

Best wishes to all, Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

26 Dec 2012 19:04 in response to sofia

"Next Please"

Immigraton control, after finishing with me.....

Re: amazing quotes

27 Dec 2012 11:20 in response to sofia

Hi folks.

After taking a break from this thread for a couple of days, here is my latest addition. This one is by Barbara de Angelis.

"Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them and the bless you, the giver".

I have decided to do a "Read one, get a second one free" offer today. this next one caught my eye as it mentions trees. It's by St Basil.

"A tree is known by its fruits; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love".

Let me just say, I know a chestnut tree very well by its bark, leaves and its prickly nut cases. As some of you may know, I just love chestnuts. I fact I like all types of nuts.

My wife is totally convinced I am the biggest nut of all, and I cant argue with her for I know she's absolutely right.

Have a great day everyone best wishes, Brian

Re: amazing quotes

29 Dec 2012 15:58 in response to goty2001

Hi Everyone,

Today's quote is by Audrey Hepburn.

"Remember, if you need a helping hand, its at the end of your arm, as you get older remember you have another hand. The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others".

I feel that this quotation can also be turned on its head. By using our second hand to help others, we can also help ourselves so we don't need to use the first so much. I have, since joining this forum often heard people say they have gained comfort for themselves by helping others. So I feel this quotation is so correct.

Take care, one and all, Brian

Re: amazing quotes

29 Dec 2012 22:23 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian,

Tks for keeping the thread! I stay very happy when I see that thread captivate new people.

About "your" last quote it remind me another thing...lots of people here shows that they try to be "ok and put a brave face to the others" and then they feel very alone, insecure etc and that quote says "first we need to help ourselves"...I feel this as so true (and it's not selfish at all), when we are not fine we need to admit it for us..only before that we could help others, we coudn't understand any kind of suffer if we don't understand our own suffer...

And Brian, I'm so sorry for the things with your dad...I've been read about it, sorry...

Love, Sofia

Re: amazing quotes

30 Dec 2012 07:51 in response to sofia

Good morning all,

First of all hello Brian, I would just like to join Sofia in sending best wishes to you and your Dad.  I was touched by your story of being persuaded to find him and that you now care deeply for eachother.

My quote for today;

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do!" John Wooden

It is so easy to become preocupied with lifes problems and dwell on what is happening that we can sometimes forget to carry on with what it is we are supposed to be doing.

Best to you all.


Re: amazing quotes

30 Dec 2012 09:41 in response to GARF

Hello folks,

First of all, I want to say thanks to both Sofia and Garf for their kind thought regarding my father in Canada. Your concern is much appreciated, thank you both for you comments. Great quote by the way Garf.

Sofia, I know from what you wrote earlier in this thread that Steve Jobs is one of you heroes.So when I came across this quotation of his, I immediately thought of you.

" Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night and saying we have done something wonderful, that's what matters to me".

Speaking for myself, money has never been a major driving force in my life, as long as I have enough to get by that all that matters. I often remember that saying, "You can be the richest man in the world but it cant buy you happiness and love". I will never be a rich man if you look at things money wise, but with my family and friends around me and with the love they give, I feel like the richest man of all. On Boxing Day, my youngest grandson who is only seven when he found out he was just about to be taken home, went up to his parents, dropped down on his knees, put his two little hand together just like he was praying and said to his parents, "Oh do we have to go home? I want to stay here, please let me stay". It's little things like that that make me feel so happy and it's something I will never forget and will treasure for the rest of my life. It's wonderful things like that that make me feel like the richest man on earth.

Have a great day everyone and I wish you all little moments like that, Brian

Re: amazing quotes

31 Dec 2012 01:38 in response to woodworm

"If life gives you a second chance to do whatever, grab it"

Lance Armstrong

Good night all! Love, Sofia

PS: Hey Brian, this is one of my favorite quotes from Steve Jobs. It was truly a rich man!

Re: amazing quotes

31 Dec 2012 12:25 in response to sofia

Good morning everyone,

Its once again dull and dreary outside and keeps trying to rain here in Sussex. Which brings me nicely to my quotation for the day. Its by Charlie Chaplin and reads as follows:-

"You will never find a rainbow if your always looking down".

My late father-in-law always walked looking at the ground. Although he do find the odd few coins, they were only small change. He also looked down on people and never looked for the good things in life. I fully agree With Mr Chaplin on this one. If we spend our lives looking downwards, we will never see the beauty that surrounds us nor will we ever see the good in people.

Have a good day everyone, Brian

Re: amazing quotes

1 Jan 2013 09:57 in response to sofia

Good morning,

And at last I can say that with conviction, for at the moment there is not a cloud in the sky and its the start of a brand new year, a year that I hope will be a good year for everyone on this site.

My quotation for today is by Barbara Johnson.

"To be in your children's tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today".

For once, I have nothing to add to this except to say this is also true for grandchildren.

Take care everyone and best wishes to you all for 2013, Brian

Re: amazing quotes

3 Jan 2013 15:56 in response to sofia

Good afternoon,

This is my quote for today. It's by Henry Ford.

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind not against it".

I hope you like this one. Best wishes to all, Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

7 Jan 2013 09:35 in response to sofia

Hi Everyone,

Been very busy for a few days but like Arney said in one of his filme "I'm back".

My quotation for today is by Vince Lombardi. It's only a short one but quite appropriate for this site.

"The greates accomplishment is not never falling, but in rising again after you fall".

During our cancer journey, wither as a patient or a relative or friend , we all have good and bad days, somedays coping, other days not. Thats why I think this quote suits this forum so well. I have heard many people say they feel really low then a few days later, they say they feel much better although still having the same problems as before. As Sofia said once, "All achieved by the comfort of a word".

Take care, Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

9 Jan 2013 11:22 in response to sofia

Hi Folks,

My quote for today is by Cullen Hightower.

"Laughing at out mistake can lengthen our life, laughing at someone else's can shorten it".

We all make mistakes, we are after all only human, and goodness knows I've made more than my share. But I feel if we can laugh at them, however annoying they may be, it lessen the impact of our actions. Laughing is good for us anyway, at least that's my excuse.

Best wishes to you all, Brian

Re: amazing quotes

9 Jan 2013 15:26 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian,

That is terrible true! Sometimes it's impossible don't lose ourselves to depressed feelings. I feel  as a "Bipolar" person since I started chemo. Sometimes i'm so happy, everything it's terrible "ok" because i'm feeling ok and with hope, and other times, all reality and fears appeared and I can't ignore...and then my fight starts again, to concentrate myself on the important thing "my cure".

But it's not easy and as you know, december was a terrible month for me...all things happen and the trauma about one year ago etc I felt very weak and easily disrupted and it happened: on day 26 th I started my 3th cycle and the 3 cycles were a step, so in that time I was at peace, and during a year I don't feel peace. When 3 cycles reach the end, comes a new examination and more decisions - pressure- and will perhaps operation that can kill me or end up with my legs, literally. So it was terrible, and to complicated matters, people around me went back to hurt me, and despite knowing what is important to me, I let two spoiled and immature girls hurt me, again! And that cost me a week of depression:I lost my will to do the things I loves, I stay away from this place, I didn't do anything; during 3 days I just stayed in pijamas, nor put my wigs! I felt anger and all bad feelings on those days...I didn't feel so bad for a while.

It passed now. But I know that I will have good and bad days, which is normal, but I hope that won't be so bad like those were...

Tks for keeping the amazing quotes.

Love, Sofia

Re: amazing quotes

9 Jan 2013 16:17 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

I have just read your post and as usual you write with such emotion and feeling it is impossible not to be affected by it.  I hate the thought that someone hurt you enough to make you so depressed that you found it hard to find the strength to keep fighting.  "YOU HAVE TO KEEP FIGHTING!!!"  If you feel that way again you must let us know so that we can try and help you find yourself again.

At the moment I am trying to create a drawing for you based on your "LADY CALLED LIFE" but I have to admit it isn't going well since it is many years since I picked up a pencil and used my imagination to try and create something but I will keep trying.


Although it has to be said that some stepping stones can be a lot higher than others.

Please take care.

Garf. x