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What is your favourite quote and why?

Tammyjane33Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 670 Pioneering
This is an interesting question and I'll be looking forward to seeing everyone's answers :) 

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  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,372 Disability Gamechanger
    My favourite quote tends to change from time to time.

    “I owe my life to my hobbies — especially stamp collecting.”  - Franklin D Roosevelt

    I tend to get caught up with what is happening at the time, be it work, my volunteering or the pain I am in, and I can forget that what often gives me joy and purpose are the simple things in life. Like the other day laughing when watching a dog chasing a leaf while crossing the road. The woman gave me a funny look, realised what her dog was doing and smiled. I was half way walking home, usually a 20 minute walk which took me an hour that day because of the pain, the second half hour was not so burdensome.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • Tammyjane33Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 670 Pioneering
    I like the quote karma had no deadline 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Tammyjane33   All the time  .

    If you throw stones in your path do we go around or do we go over or do we stop still.

    Hope you doing OK  today.

    Take care

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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Tammyjane33   All the time  .

    If you throw stones in your path do we go around or do we go over or do we stop still.

    Hope you doing OK  today.

    Take care

    @thespiceman
    Hi, my answer to that is `would it be suitable for painting?` I`m a Rocker! x
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    If you are going through hell, keep going
    Oh I do like that!x
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2019
    Hello @pollyanna1052   Do not understand what you mean ?

    I used this through addiction if you continue to say no every time you go through the steps of addiction.

    No means to not having a drink or having a hit that time the less you take the more you succeed.

    Put an stone in your path on the way to recovery. Remember if you fail in rehab you have to start again.

    That means reassessed and then back to the beginning to start to again coming off.  

    Anything like drugs or alcohol the most addictive .  

    Clean 12 years this year.  .

    Having been their use this saying to fight my mental health issues and anything else I have problems with.

    Does help.

    Hope that explains.  I am a soul man by the way.  Keep the faith.

    @thespiceman


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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Elsey66   How are you ?  Yes love my Soul. Soul Saturday the all nighters .

    Memories. Nothing to do but listen to Soul music .

    If Music be the food of love .

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  • SwordfishSwordfish Member Posts: 54 Pioneering
    edited July 2019
    I've always liked "Walking on water was Not built in a Day " doesn't make much sense a bit like pip....My money gets stopped at the end of the month, mandatory reconsideration....Tribunal? .
    Blues & Jazz man.
    dry for 25 years......aged 68
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Swordfish.   Thanks for your post .  Always following you my friend, your always following some one in the addiction community.

    Is there anything I can help with regarding MR.?

    Only too happy to help . Please have a look around our website for further advice or speak to CAB.

    On a lighter note like my Blues and Jazz as well listening all afternoon to Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

    Always helps doing the forum.  Uplifting and memorable and I can understand every word.

    Pleasure to talk to you.

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  • SwordfishSwordfish Member Posts: 54 Pioneering
    Hello ,
              I saw a young lady from cab yesterday for the second time.
    I have Cerebella Ataxia caused by alcohol misuse, I realise some people may have an issue with this, but I took to drinking like a duck to water and paid the price.
     
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    edited July 2019
    “Mind over matter”. It refers to the fact very few things are impossible so remain positive. And of course the famous one “Hakuma Matata “Take it easy”. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Swordfish   Thanks for sharing. No one realises do they what happens to your body and mind.

    I know what I have been through . Still am here. Still sending prayers every day to my brothers and sisters who have gone.

    The main thing also is we in the addiction community . Who have recovered and are clean. Help heal and send messages of support to those who are struggling day to day.

    He Aint Heavy he's My Brother springs to mind.

    I do write a lot on alcoholism did a while ago. Happy anytime to talk to you.

    Have former friends did have working in the rehab clinics . All alcoholics many of them are doing the good works.

    Unfortunately councils closing many or many are so over stretched lack of funds.

    Music helps me a lot just finished Northern Soul Night at my home and the memories flooding back some how. 

    Please anytime always here.

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  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2019
    “You will be too much for some people,
    those aren’t your people.”
    💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
    Albert Einstein 
    💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger

    💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger

    💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    My own ...
    DNA is the first true 'life form' and all creatures, vegetation, fungi, bacteria etc., are just vehicles for their ancestral DNA.

    Why? Because I believe it to be true.

    Another of my own ...

    The Cycle of Life:
    1. Take from the land
    2. Live your life
    3. Die your death
    4. Return to the land.
    Why? Because I believe in returning what I have 'borrowed'  - doesn't work for cremation though (sorry if anyone finds this a little morbid).
    Resident joker - not to be taken too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @pollyanna1052   Do not understand what you mean ?

    I used this through addiction if you continue to say no every time you go through the steps of addiction.

    No means to not having a drink or having a hit that time the less you take the more you succeed.

    Put an stone in your path on the way to recovery. Remember if you fail in rehab you have to start again.

    That means reassessed and then back to the beginning to start to again coming off.  

    Anything like drugs or alcohol the most addictive .  

    Clean 12 years this year.  .

    Having been their use this saying to fight my mental health issues and anything else I have problems with.

    Does help.

    Hope that explains.  I am a soul man by the way.  Keep the faith.

    @thespiceman


    Hi, sorry my reply was odd. You see I recently took up rock painting, as I was in a low place and it helped enormously. It`s a nationwide pastime, where people, especially children, paint rocks, hide them and the finder puts them on facebook.. Some rocks travel between continents! 
    I didnt mean to be flippant re your fight against addiction chuck. Well done on your success. xx
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Hello @pollyanna1052   Do not understand what you mean ?

    I used this through addiction if you continue to say no every time you go through the steps of addiction.

    No means to not having a drink or having a hit that time the less you take the more you succeed.

    Put an stone in your path on the way to recovery. Remember if you fail in rehab you have to start again.

    That means reassessed and then back to the beginning to start to again coming off.  

    Anything like drugs or alcohol the most addictive .  

    Clean 12 years this year.  .

    Having been their use this saying to fight my mental health issues and anything else I have problems with.

    Does help.

    Hope that explains.  I am a soul man by the way.  Keep the faith.

    @thespiceman


    Hi, sorry my reply was odd. You see I recently took up rock painting, as I was in a low place and it helped enormously. It`s a nationwide pastime, where people, especially children, paint rocks, hide them and the finder puts them on facebook.. Some rocks travel between continents! 
    I didnt mean to be flippant re your fight against addiction chuck. Well done on your success. xx
    I’ll try it. We have done egg painting and decorate pebbles we find on beaches. Same for shells. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,449 Disability Gamechanger
    "You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now" - Olivia Benson

    This quote has been my motto since last year and its helped me overcome so many challenges.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Here's one that hurt a little - "Facebook is not for parents." - long story.
    Resident joker - not to be taken too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger

    This has to be one of my favourite quotes: 

    Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

    I came across it when I was in hospital, and it has stayed with me :)

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  • jajajaja Member Posts: 76 Pioneering
    I was just watching a disabled Youtuber. Her quote was 'if you cant accept something then you need to change it and if you can't change it you need to accept it.'
  • Tammyjane33Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 670 Pioneering
    Thankyou all for your amazing answers and for participating. 
  • exdvrexdvr Member Posts: 314 Pioneering
    From the best cop series ever made, Hill Street Blues....."Let's be careful out there" at the start of every new day.

    Best wishes.

    DLTBGYD

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