Well done. You overcame the urge and will live to see many more days. Let’s not pretend everything will suddenly be all right – it won’t – but now you are better equipped to handle whatever life and the people in it will throw at you. Smile. Flex your muscles. Dance, but don’t embarrass me! Sing, on key. Run on the spot. Pound your chest like a gorilla…Maybe not.
Here are some quotes to keep you going. I keep quotes in a handy book to take with me everywhere. I suggest that you do it too. It’ll keep you going when times are rough. Share them with others. You never know when they’ll need support too.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. – Eleanor Roosevelt
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. – Oprah Winfrey
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. – Napoleon Hill
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. – Norman Vincent Peale
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
I tried to commit suicide by sticking my head in the oven, but there was a cake in it. – Lesley Boone
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