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Fortitude - Part 2. (and why it's important for me to think more about this)

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Last blog, I posted about my new little "WOW!" book. I randomly opened it, and what chapter did I need the most? Fortitude.

Since I've been thinking about taking a break from SP, as well as a couple of other things in my life, it was good for me to read the quotes and contemplate what fortitude really means. It's more than some wise platitudes by those I quoted last time.

According to this book, it takes fortitude to keep going when the going gets tough. That anything worthwhile in life means that we're going to encounter obstacles. It takes fortitude to fail and go right back in there and try again, this time maybe in a different way.

I've never been a quitter, but I've recently had a great deal of losses (deaths) and other personal challenges. I feel that my motivation has waned. Two remaining quotes from this chapter are worth sharing.

"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places." - Unknown

"One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
That decides the way to go." - Ella Wheeler Cox

Wishing all a wonderful day. As for me, I'll try things another way instead of quitting.

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FLMOMX2 4/7/2010 11:52AM

    Good for you. You are not a quitter!!

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MSLZZY 4/6/2010 10:36PM

    So glad to hear this! I just knew you'd find a way to resolve this. Think outside the box. emoticon

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MARTY19 4/6/2010 7:42PM

    I'm so glad you are staying. I enjoy seeing you around the boards.


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ALEXSGIRL1 4/6/2010 6:21PM

    so glad you are staying thanks for the great quotes emoticon

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DDHEART 4/6/2010 4:23PM

    Hmmmmmmm......"tempting parking places" I like that!

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JLITT62 4/6/2010 4:16PM

    It's so difficult when we try, try, try, and we don't seem to get any results. But I know for sure that if I stop trying, I will give up, and I'll go back to the way I was 2 years ago. I accept that there may be a time in my life that that happens, but I'm not going down without a fight!

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 4/6/2010 12:17PM

    Thank you for posting these. I hope you can find another way to do things, so you don't quit. I know that things can get in our way..we seem to feel that we are struggling so much and not getting anywhere. I am there right now too, but I am just going to change my habits a little and see if that will get my scale moving again. Keep on keeping on! I'm pulling for you!!

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Thoughts from my new "WOW" book on "Fortitude."

Monday, April 05, 2010

I picked up a new little book called, "WOW! Celebrations for the successes of life." Not that I've had too many lately, but that's just the point. I might at any time; one never knows.

On the topic of fortitude, I found the following quotes helpful to ponder and thought I'd share:

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. - Henry Ford

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. - TS Elliot

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. - Henry Ward Beecher

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard. -E. Joseph Cossman

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KO1215 4/6/2010 5:53PM

    These are great! Thanks!

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 4/6/2010 12:14PM

    These are great, thanks.

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FLMOMX2 4/6/2010 8:01AM

    True quotes.

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    Great blog. I like the similar concept of "failing forward".

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/5/2010 11:46PM

    I love all those quotes they are so true!

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    Absolutely! Thanks for posting!

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MSLZZY 4/5/2010 11:12PM

    emoticon emoticon

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I Was Just in a 7.2 Earthquake, Now there are Others

Sunday, April 04, 2010

My stomach is hurting and my lunch is ready to come up. This was the second worst quake in all of my years here. SoCal is having a bunch of strong shakers within the last couple of hours. I will sleep in my clothes from now on. This is very scary

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/5/2010 7:21PM

    i am praying for you and glad you are a okay. emoticon

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FLMOMX2 4/5/2010 1:01PM

    Praying for your safety. Wow!! emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm with you in thoughts and prayers.

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DDHEART 4/5/2010 10:06AM

    I can't imagine what that is like. Take care, you're in my thoughts. emoticon

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JLITT62 4/5/2010 5:22AM

    Wow, that IS big. I haven't been watching the news at all this weekend, so didn't hear about it at all.

Stay safe, my friend.

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GMA1964 4/5/2010 12:42AM

    Glad to hear you are ok, That must be a scary situation for you. I hope you have a quiet evening.

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/4/2010 11:58PM

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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HICALGAL 4/4/2010 10:06PM

    glad you're ok...i'd sleep in my day clothes too. take care and sending prayers your way. emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/4/2010 8:50PM

    I just hear it on the news! Glad you're okay and I'll be praying for you!

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    You're in our prayers!

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Happy Easter and Happy Passover

Friday, April 02, 2010

To all of my wonderful friends on SP, wishing all a wonderful weekend.

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FLMOMX2 4/3/2010 9:08AM

    A Blessed Easter to you as well.

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    Thank you! Wishing you the same!


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HICALGAL 4/3/2010 3:34AM

    HAPPY EASTER!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/2/2010 6:21PM

    Blessing to you this happy Easter weekend!

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/2/2010 6:06PM

    thank you happy easter emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRANDMAAMIE 4/2/2010 12:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonHAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/2/2010 11:40AM

    A very Happy Easter weekend to you too!

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MEGANC1988 4/2/2010 11:38AM

    Thank you! Happy Easter!

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I Lost 10 Lbs!

Thursday, April 01, 2010


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HICALGAL 4/2/2010 6:44AM

    you are hilarious!! emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/2/2010 12:11AM

    I wish I had thought of that ! How funny !

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MBSKIT 4/1/2010 5:14PM

    Shame on YOU! emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/1/2010 2:13PM

    And here I thought it was the real deal. You caught me on that one! LOL!

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/1/2010 1:49PM

    P.S. This was supposed to be a joke, but the truth is, it felt so good to even write that I'd lost weight, that it reinforced the concept!

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FLMOMX2 4/1/2010 1:29PM

    Good joke! emoticon

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DDHEART 4/1/2010 12:44PM

    LOL! You got me!

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MARTY19 4/1/2010 11:55AM

    I got so excited. Poo on you! LOL!


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COWBOY49 4/1/2010 11:19AM

    you wish , HAHA

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