Monday, October 02, 2006

I don't often feel too much like commenting on these, but this is my message from the angels for today, so I will spend some time with it when I have a moment!!

What you really learn from hardships

"Perhaps you think this isn't very ‘positive' sounding, but I find it helps people (patients and friends) put hardship, which is inevitable, to good use," says Richard. "People can use their suffering either to gain character or become bitter. The ones who choose bitterness live a long, slow death. The ones who choose character truly live." Richard is right on the money. Happiness and sadness don't happen to us- they come from within. The story of your life will be written with or without your help. The next chapter is happening while you read this. Will you wait to see what it says later, or will you help write it?
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    This was such a good quote. really feel it speaks to all of us "procrastinators". Need to realy take this on board myself to kick-start the clutter that bogs me down. Hope Richard's words are helping you too.
    5159 days ago
    The quote relates to the age old acting vs reacting thing. Sadly, I tend to be a re-actor, because I am such a huge procrastinator!!

    I can see bad stuff on the horizon, feel it's eminent approach, but just figure I'll sort it out later...and then the bad stuff happens to me, brings me down, casts a cloud over me etc.

    My biggest hardship by far would be hb's accident, but whilst I have been able to recognise the lessons we are to learn from it, I have not been able to actively put these lessons into practice. No other reason than my own fear and laziness, but that's how it is nevertheless!
    5162 days ago
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