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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I’ve always been a famous quotations nerd. I have a book (I’ve had several, but damnit I keep losing them) with quotes in it. I also have a box with quotes written and cut out on individual multi-colored, multi-shaped sheets of paper. It’s gorgeous. And of course, on the header here my "Quote of the Moment."

You’ll notice my quote of the moment hasn’t changed in a long time. "Don’t ever miss the miracle." That’s because that quote still rings true in my head. Even in the worst of situations, there’s some tiny miracle. Never miss it. Always see it.

And I have, and I am, and that quote means the world to me.... of course, it’s not a famous one, that I know of. My best friend’s mother (whom I love dearly) said it after a death in the family.

Now that’s not the only one lately that’s been getting me through. I’ve been saying the Serenity prayer a lot lately. For those who don’t know, it’s

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

It’s used a lot in Al-anon programs with family and friends of alcohlics, or other types of addict, but it’s for everything, really, and I use it. Often, I’ll whisper it to myself.

Then there’s another, which I’ve found attributed to several different people, and I’m not sure who said it at this point. It’s "A ship in a port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

I’ve been struggling with myself, allowing myself to take risks that I never took before. Sometimes, they’re risks that most people don’t even consider risks.... but I’m a scaredy cat, so to me, it’s a big deal.

There are others, that come in and out of my brain at random, but those three, those are what’s keeping me sane.


Teri S. said...

How about this one:
"You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have."
I think thats a good one for you, Erin. It isn't going to be easy, but it's not impossible either. You CAN do this!

January 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM

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