"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of the shoe, the horse was lost. For want of the horse, the rider was lost. For want of the rider, the battle was lost. For want of the battle, the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail!"
~Old English Rhyme~
There was no author listed by SP other than an "Old English Rhyme." But I sure would love to know exactly who penned this...because if they used this as the basis for what NOT to do...then they must have led a truly fulfilling and accomplished life. Imagine...never putting yourself down because you thought that what you did was too little...but rather...recognizing that the simplest little action on your part has the most incredible potential to touch family, friends, and strangers, moving emotional and physical mountains, giving someone else back hope that "it"...whatever that may be in their lives, can change, can be accomplished, can be overcome. How wonderful to know and accept in our hearts that we ARE important, no matter how insignificant we thought ourselves to be, and that we do hold a place in the grand scheme of things. All of our actions, together, form the whole.
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own." ~Benjamin Disraeli-British Statesman~
When we support each other, we're helping another person to realize and BELIEVE in his own potential. It's the most valuable gift that we can give to each other, because it changes a life and lasts for a lifetime.
"To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it." ~Mother Teresa-missionary~
But just any oil won't do, not if we want the lamp to shine for as long as, and with the brilliance, that we need it to. It's the same for our bodies... we have to use the right kind of fuel, because that will determine how long and how well our bodies will work.
"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." ~Sam Ewing-Humorist~
Wow, usually when my generation and I are speaking about someone we admire, we manage to include in the converstation about what a hard worker they are. But I never put the dots together that this could be about us, too, and how hard we are, or intend to be, working to get our health back. Interesting...
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