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fourmaggie 08-17-2013 07:44 AM

simple QUOTES...
 
i am on twitter...ALOT...lol..

sometimes a simple quote says it all...and OPENS my eyes...
ANY for you??
share...



I generally find that people only call you SELFISH when they cant manipulate you into doing what they want


my 12 step program has help me so much to get my POWER back and a BACK BONE...

DesertEyes 08-17-2013 08:59 AM

I would rather live alone - than wish I did.

Mike :)

DreamsofSerenity 08-17-2013 09:05 AM

In order to discover new lands, you have to be willing to lose sight of the shore.

Dyzio 08-17-2013 10:05 AM

Confucius: If you are cheated or robbed - that's nothing. As long as you do not remember about it.

Tuffgirl 08-17-2013 10:54 AM

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
― Mark Twain

NYCDoglvr 08-17-2013 11:44 AM

"Thelma, you get what you settle for" (from the movie Thelma & Louise)

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll get what you got"

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

For addicts, relationships are like throwing Miracle Grow on their character defects.

choublak 08-17-2013 12:00 PM

"He always comes around you when he's down. Why can't he come when he's up sometimes?" From the movie Life is not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story

OnawaMiniya 08-17-2013 10:07 PM

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. - Michelangelo

Sueski 08-18-2013 08:31 AM

He's not drinking AT you. He's just drinking.

firebolt 08-19-2013 01:12 PM

Alcoholism is a devastating, potentially fatal disease. The primary symptom of having it is telling everyone--including yourself--that you are not an alcoholic.
HERBERT L. GRAVITZ & JULIE D. BOWDEN, Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics

The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, The Big Book

The contrast which exists between the abstemious man and the drunkard is this--the former governs his affairs, but the affairs of the latter govern him.
WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

A drunkard is like a whiskey-bottle, all neck and belly and no head.
AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it. -Ellen Glasgow

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. - Hubert Humphrey

FireSprite 08-19-2013 01:21 PM

"The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated, it is finished when it surrenders."

"Never grow a wishbone, Daughter, where your backbone ought to be."

"Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude."

fourmaggie 08-19-2013 02:27 PM

Thank you!

4MyBoys 08-19-2013 03:04 PM

Let go or get dragged.

A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.- Chris Cleave

4MyBoys

DreamsofSerenity 08-19-2013 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by FireSprite (Post 4131730)
"The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated, it is finished when it surrenders."

"Never grow a wishbone, Daughter, where your backbone ought to be."

"Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude."

Love these!

BuffaloGal 08-19-2013 09:05 PM

I laughed over this one, but she has a point:

Love is an exploding cigar which we willingly smoke. -Lynda Barry

MsPINKAcres 08-20-2013 09:05 AM

No matter what, me & my God are going to be ok, even better than OK!

"Never let me imagine my satisfaction with life depends on what someone else may do" ODAT in Al-Anon pg 234

"Today is a new day" Chicken Little (from the cartoon movie Chicken Little)

pink hugs (hope, unity, gratitude & serenity)

FireSprite 08-20-2013 11:28 AM

I love this quote, but coupled with the imagery of the lions I love it even more!!


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PurpleWilder 08-21-2013 01:00 AM

Pain is inevitable, but misery is an option.

When you see trouble coming, cross the street.

Stop trying to think your way out of a burning building. If your house is on fire, just get out! Worry about the "why" afterwards (from an old Alanon sponsor, pointing out how I overthink things a lot)

fourmaggie 08-21-2013 07:58 AM

WOW! lots of good ones!

thank you so much for the love and support here...i may not need--as much-- but i do come back to help others for what i have learned and grown from....

sometimes, that quote comes from no where and wow! hits you like a brick...always OPEN minded and OPEN hearted in this place of SR...

i see many have said THANKS (lots that are busy growing...glad to see you once in a BLUE MOON) lol....

~huggles~

kmkluvr1 08-21-2013 04:29 PM

Be patient and tough, someday this pain will be useful to you.

I got along without you before I met you and I'll get along without you a long time after you're gone

When someone shows you who they are, belive them

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.


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