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WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
Hi all, 
         Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope this finds you well during these difficult times. I hope it is ok if I am please able to share this with you as I know that it really helps me. I have Cerebral Palsy and this mainly affects me physically, however at times it can also have an impact on me emotionally.  As I have matured I have found ways to help me work through this and one of the ways is to read an inspirational quote. I was given many of these when I was encouraged to do this and I wondered if it would please be ok if I share a few. 
'The best view comes after the hardest climb' 
'You must do the things you think you cannot do' 
'Believe you can and you are half way there'
'A champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they recover when they fall' 
'It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task, which more than anything, will affect it's successful
outcome'. 
'Keep your face always towards the sunshine, and the shadows will fall behind you'
'I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination'

'Nothing is impossible. The word itself say I'm possible'

Thank you for letting me share. 

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @WestHam06 for these inspirational quotes.
    My parents always used to say to me, 'Aim for the stars.' I used to repeat this to my children adding, 'if you don't get there, it doesn't matter; at least you'll know you tried.'
    My son was inspired by Rudyard Kipling's poem 'If' as a young boy, which I'm sure most people know; it combines many of things mentioned in your quotes, so I'd like to share that too, if you don't mind. See: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/if-by-rudyard-kipling
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,329 Disability Gamechanger
    My two favourites

    "Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you"

    and

    "If you fail to plan, be prepared to fail"
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @chiarieds
                           How are you? Thank you for sharing the quotes that your family share, very true and very inspiring. Also, love the poem 'If', I had not heard of it so thank you for sharing it with us. Please do if you know of any more then share, a poem I turn to is 'Don't Quit' by John Greenleaf Whittier. Thank you. 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @woodbine
                            How are you? Thank you for sharing these quotes, I had not heard of either of them but they make so much sense. Thank you. 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,329 Disability Gamechanger
    WestHam06 said:
    Hi @woodbine
                            How are you? Thank you for sharing these quotes, I had not heard of either of them but they make so much sense. Thank you. 
    All ok here thanks @[email protected], suns out but not so warm, trying to keep as busy as possible, hope you are ok?

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,672 Disability Gamechanger
    Some lovely quotes here guys! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Here are some of my favourites:

    "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

    “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,506 Scope community team
    The poem 'If' is very special to me but my favourite quote is from Arthur C Clarke:

    ‘Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.’

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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @woodbine,
                            Pleased to hear that you are well, I am good, thank you for asking :) 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @Chloe_Scope
                                   Brilliant quotes, thank you for sharing them with us :) 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @Richard_Scope
                                     Great quote, I've not heard of it so thank you for sharing with us :) 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi all, 
             I wondered if people could please, if they would like too, share their thoughts on the following quote 'You mean something, to someone, somewhere'. Thank you.  
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,672 Disability Gamechanger
    I think that's really sweet @WestHam06. We are all important and cared about, even if we don't realise it.
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  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    These are lovely quotes and poems so thanks for starting the post, @WestHam06.  

    Here are a couple I like -

    "Push yourself because no-one else is going to do it for you".

    And as Robert Burns said, "There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing".
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @Chloe_Scope
                                   Thank you for your kind words and I completely agree, we are all important and cared about. I made the quote up but wasn't sure if it had been used before and just wondered what other people thought so thank you for your thoughts. :) 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @Ails
                    Thank you for your kind words, there are some really lovely quotes and poems, some of which I had not heard of before so it's been great :) Thank you so much for your quotes, I find them both to be very true and inspiring, particularly 'Push yourself because no-one else is going to do it for you'- love that one :) Thank you
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