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Inspiring poems and quotes
« on: March 18, 2003, 02:01:03 AM »
A friend sent me this a while ago and I thought it was really uplifting and inspiring. Hope you don't mind me sharing it.  :)

Somebody said that it couldn't be done, but he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn't but he'd be the one who wouldn't say so till he tried.
So he buckled right in, with the trace of a grin, on his face, if he worried he hid it,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing, that couldn't be done and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, there are thousands to prophesy failure.
There are thousands to point out to you one by one, dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in, with the trace of a grin, just take off your coat and go to it
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing that couldn't be done and you'll do it.

--Edgar Guest

Anyone got any more similar poems or quotes etc?

Love......Jo
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2003, 07:42:41 PM »
Hi Jo,
Great idea!  I've got a whole bunch of quotes I find inspiring.  My fav. are from Helen Keller.  Here is my collection.
"Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue."
-Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

"If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old."
-Edward W. Howe

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
-Helen Keller

"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."
-Mary Kay Ash

"If you have a lemon, make lemonade."
-Howard Gossage

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
-Anon.

"Every problem has a gift for you in its hands."
-Richard Bach

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
-Helen Keller

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses."
-Ziggy
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2003, 08:50:15 PM »
My grand dad said this to me the night before he died:
Life is for living, live each day as if its your last and do it do it do it and he should know he got remarried at 80 and lived till just before he was 90 years old.
I try to impliment it as often as possible.
H xxx ;)

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2003, 12:03:02 AM »
Thanks for sharing those guys, they're very much needed right now. Here's another of my favourite poems:

Don't Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must but don't you quit.
Life is queer with it's twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the task when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Love and hugs........Jo
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2003, 11:33:36 PM »
I enjoy this message, although it is hard deal deal with often...


Pain As Teacher

Pain is your best friend.  It is infinitely more honest with you than pleasure.  Despite what you might think, the painful experiences you have had benefit you far more than the pleasurable ones, even though most of us spend our lives trying to duck and hide from them.  But when you can center yourself and be open to look pain dead in the eye, then you have transcended the limits of your ego and this humanity.  It is then that you enter into the possibility of becoming a great being.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2003, 07:26:51 AM »
.... just a few lines taken from the memorial to the absolute master of despair, the Australian poet Henry Lawson:

question not but live and labour
'til at last yon goal be won
helping ev'ry feeble neighbour
asking help of none

On the face of it a pretty grim bit of prose but when you read into the agony of despair that gives rise to creativity; and then put that into perspective with the disaster of the poor beggar's life, it is a cry from the heart of a truly tormented soul of the need to be able to offer solace to another and of the human folly and pride that waits for its heart to be shattered before even contemplating surrender.

For all our physical and psychological warts and bumps we are a pretty special species.  I thank God every day for the sheer beauty of existence.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2003, 02:59:21 PM »
Hi All,

Since being diagnosed with RSD a few weeks ago things have been really rough. THie thing I look towards is my prayers. I have this pocket piece that has a cross on the front and on the back it says"Fear not for I am with you." I find myself rubbing that thing all day long on the really bad days.

I also bought my kids these really cheap recorders the other day. THey are wooden and have fairly good tone. So I play hymns at night to help relax my legs. I feel like I am hypnotizing them.

Thanks for all your poems and sayings they are wonderful.


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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2003, 11:45:46 AM »
Wendy, the power of prayer is grossly underestimated, you stick with your prayer, focus on healing, believe He can and will heal you and healing you will have.  Remember the story of the widow and the unjust judge?  Don't be afraid to keep asking, you can't make a pest of yourself to the Lord!  

May God bless you and your family, ask Him, trust in Him , He never fails! He rarely gives me what I ask for but He always gives me what I need!
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2003, 04:35:40 PM »
My Mother gave me this placque for christmas this year.  It really brought joy to me and I read it often:

LOVE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN HURT

LIVE LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW

                    &

DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS LOOKING


I wish we could dance,  up to a few years ago I use to dance around my house constantly, my kids and husband thought I was nuts, but I felt free and strong.  I try to live every day like there is no tomorrow,  but on those awful knee days, I spend my time thinking of what I have done with my life, and it makes me feel like I have lived it completely.  As far as loving like I've never been hurt, that is hard, but it makes me love my husband and family even more, the pain of hurt makes us stronger to love more.

Because we probably cant dance,  Lets just live like no one is looking, be free and content with what we have been dealt with, find joy and happiness in ourselves, and we will be able to dance emotionally.

God Bless all of us Knee Geeks, we are a tough group of people!!!!

I love each and everyone of you, for you have all touched my heart in a very special way.

Thanks for being my friends,

Ellen
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Re: Inspiring poems and quotes
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2003, 04:04:44 AM »
Ellen, we Kneepeople do dance every day!  It may not be the most graceful of dances but that bit where we hop from foot to foot when we get out of bed in the morning has to count!

Keep smiling kids, it really is a most beautiful world and the true flowers are the people we meet and communicate with.

God bless you all and grant you the healing you seek.
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2003, 04:08:50 PM »
The Optimist Creed

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something special in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself, that you have no time to criticise others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.


Love and hugs........Jo
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Re: Inspiring poems and quotes
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2003, 05:23:53 PM »
Oooo, I like that one, Jo!  It gave me goose bumps :).  I think I need to stick those words up on my desk.  Thanks for posting it!

Cheers,
Barb :)
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Re: Inspiring poems and quotes
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2003, 04:50:41 AM »
I remember reading this sometime back when I was seeing yet another chiropractor, or was it an osteopath, I've lost count - anyway here it goes

Pain never lasts for ever
It either goes away, or you die!

Cheery huh! ;D
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2003, 07:01:36 AM »
HI!

Here's a weight watchers tried and true:

"If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got."

I think they attribute that to Henry Ford.  It sure pertains to a lot--weight loss and health and raising a family and, well everything!
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2003, 12:01:21 AM »
I have one & it sums up a lot for me, how much it'll mean to any one else I don't know..

Life can only be understood backward, but it must only be lived forwards.

I think what it's saying is that hindsight is a great thing w=but you can't live in the past....

Iona

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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2003, 04:17:08 AM »
Another Weight Watchers saying (source unknown to me)

"Sometimes the impossible just takes a little longer."

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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2003, 08:22:39 PM »
I have a set of thought cards on my desk--and I pull one at random from there every now nd again--the one I got today says:

"When we try a little harder to live, to give, to care...amazing things start to happen."  

I immediately thought of this board and the folks here who go out of their way to give kindness, reassurance, hope, and condolances to each other in times of need.  Kind of choked me up--glad to know you all...Sylvia
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Re: Inspiring poems and quotes
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2003, 03:14:05 AM »
These are the lyrics to my favourite song by REM, and they have offered comfort to me through some very, very tough times over the past few years. I just thought they might help you too as the words hold such meaning and strength.

REM - Everybody Hurts

When the day is long and the night
The night is yours alone
When you're sure you've had enough
Of this life
Well hang on
Don't let yourself go
Cause everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone
Hold on, hold on
If you feel like letting go
When you think you've had too much
Of this life
Well hang on
Cause everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts

Don't throw your hand
Oh no
Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone
No, you are not alone

If you're on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you've had too much
Of this life to hang on
Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes
So hold on, hold on
Hold on


Hope this gives you as much comfort as it has given me. :-*

Love.....Jo
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2003, 07:16:34 AM »
Well I don't have any poems or quotes...But music is something that has always been sooo inspirational to me...Music has an amazing power over me and here are some so you may relate to that I personally find very inspiring. (This is my third time trying to post this!  My browser keeps quitting unexpectedly on me!!)

I Believe by Blessid Union Of Souls

Walk blindly to the light and reach out for his hand
Don't ask any questions and don't try to understand
Open up your mind and then open up your heart
And you will see that you and me aren't very far apart

'Cause I believe that love is the answer
I believe that love will find the way

Violence is spread worldwide and there are families on the street
And we sell drugs to children now oh why can't we just see
That all we do is eliminate our future with the things we do today
Money is our incentive now so that makes it okay

But I believe that love is the answer
I believe that love will find the way
I believe that love is the answer
I believe that love will find the way

I've been seeing Lisa now for a little over a year
She said she's never been so happy but Lisa lives in fear
That one day daddy's gonna find out she's in love
With a black man from the streets
Oh how he would lose it then but she's still here with me
'Cause she believes that love will see it through
And one day he'll understand
And he'll see me as a person not just a black man

'Cause I believe that love is the answer
I believe that love will find the way
I believe I believe I believe I believe that love is the answer
I believe that love will find the way
Love will find the way
Love will find the way
Love will find the way
Please love find the way
Please love find the way

The chorus to "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold,
you gotta be wiser
You gotta hard, you gotta be tough,
you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm,
you gotta stay together.
All I know, all I know
Love will save the day

This next song I find exceptionally inspiring.  It has helped me through many of my own self-esteem issues that are constantly plaguing me.  I believe it could be applied on some level to knee sufferers.  But regardless...It's an amazing song.

"Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera

Don't look at me

Every day is so wonderful
And suddenly, it's hard to breathe
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the pain, I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down
So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends, you're delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The pieces gone, left the puzzle undone
Is that the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words won't bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words won't bring you down
Don't you bring me down today...

No matter what we do
No matter what we say
We're the song inside the tune
Full of beautiful mistakes
And everywhere we go
The sun will always shine
And tomorrow we might awake
On the other side

We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won't bring us down
We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words can't bring us down
Don't you bring me down today

Don't you bring me down today
Don't you bring me down today

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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2003, 03:16:00 AM »
Hey Rachel,

They are both beautiful and inspiring songs - thanks for
sharing them. Here are a few more quotes that I have found particularly helpful to me lately:

A pessimst is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who make opportunities of his difficulties.
Reginald Mansell

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Bad things are not the worst thing that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us.
Richard Bach

Love and hugs....Jo
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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2003, 07:37:54 AM »
I found another song...don't know why I didn't think of it before...It's by my all time favorite group, the Backstreet Boys.  It's a song that's called "what makes you different, makes you beautiful."  Technically it's a love song, but I'm showing my love for all of y'all out there :D!  Who cares if we have crazy, banged up, scarred up knees?!  We're beautiful inside!!!!

You don't run with the crowd
You go your own way
You don't play after dark
You light up my day
Got your own kind of style
That sets you apart
That's why you captured my heart

I know sometimes you feel like you don't fit in
And this world doesn't know what you have within
When I look at you, I see something rare
A rose that can grow anywhere
And there's no one I know that can compare

What makes you different, makes you beautiful
What's there inside you,  shines through to me
In your eyes I see, all the love I'll ever need
You're all I need
What makes you different, makes you beautiful to me

Hey, yeah yeah yeah
You got something so real
You touched me so deep
See material things
Don't matter to me
So come as you are
You've got nothing to prove
You won me with all that you do
And I wanna take this chance to say to you

What makes you different, makes you beautiful
What's there inside you, shines through to me
In your eyes I see, all the love I'll ever need
You're all I need
What makes you different, makes you beautiful

You don't know how you touched my life
Oh in so many ways I just can't describe
You taught me what love is supposed to be
You saw the little things that make you beautiful to me
Oh yeah, yeah

What makes you,
What makes you different,  makes you beautiful
What's there inside you, shines through to me
In your eyes I see, all the love I'll ever need
You're all I need, oh girl
What makes you different, makes you beautiful to me

Everything you do is beautiful
Love you give shines right through me
Everything you do is beautiful
Oh, you're beautiful to me

Much love to y'all out there! Don't know what I'd do without ya!!!

Rachel
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2003, 11:00:48 PM »
Hi!

I found some goodies on a weight loss newsletter today...Thought you'd all enjoy them too 8)

1. Life is what YOU make it. There are NO second helpings.

2. Be daring and wicked enough to think that YOU MATTER.

3. Start creating extra time and space for yourself. Then USE it!!

4. Remember: life starts as soon as you press the START button.

Sylvia
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scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
Patellar problems
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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2003, 01:38:45 AM »
Hi Everyone,
 WOW, what an amazing thread this is, I felt better after reading just a few of those quotes. I have had a rough fews days, piled up by pain and family problems so thanks for making me feel better!
 I thought of my favorite quote that I live by on a daily basis.
" What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" How true is that? We all think at some point we just can't take anymore pain, then we get through that and live to see another day!
Thanks for all the support!
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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2003, 04:23:03 AM »
Glad you found the quotes and things here helpful Heather...it's amazing  how uplifting saying, phrases and lyrics can be isn't it?

I mentioned elsewhere on this forum about the man I loved, Greg who was killed in a car accident but still provides me with courage, stregnth and inspiration everyday. Well, this is somthing he used to say to me a lot and still makes me smile and cry when I read it. It is incredibly poignant for me now, but I hope you like it and apprecaite it's immense feeling too.

I Wish You Enough

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye"


Love and hugs....Jo
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2003, 06:16:46 AM »
I went browsing from the "bone breaks around the knee" site and found this gem thread.

This has always been inspiring to me:

And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given to us. Romans 5:2-5
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« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2003, 08:22:18 AM »
xj, the Apostle Paul comes across as a misogynistic old coot with a penchant for being dead grouchy, but every now and then he wrote something truly beautiful.

I prefer the younger bloke "Love one another as I have loved you" is what I'm looking for and wish I could live up to!
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« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2003, 08:46:04 AM »
These are great.

One of my favorite verses of poetry--something that gives me great strength--comes from a centuries old Persian poem by Hafez:

Though the way is full of perils, and the goal far out of sight
There is no road to which there is no end:  do not despair.

I love this verse.

Heather
Scope #1: LR, part. menisectomy w/cyst, chondroplasty
#2-#5: Lysis of adhesions/scar tissue, AIR, patellar tendon debridement, infections, MUA, insufflation
#6: IT band release / Z-Plasty, synovectomy, LOA/AIR, chondroplasty
2006 Arthrofibrosis, patella baja
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Re: Inspiring poems and quotes
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2003, 09:22:22 AM »
Ross,

Yes, unconditional love is what we all aspire to give as HE did! And I know Paul was, shall we say a tough one, but Romans and Corinthians are filled will inspiring verses, e.g.,

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:38-39

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romas 12:21

Yes, our knee injuries and their associated pain give us such grief, but they are so small compared to His glory.

XJ

P.S. Why do all Australians seem to have such a good sense of humor...is there something in the water down there? If so, you should export it to New York!
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1/19/03:patella fracture 
2/4:surgical repair; 2/18-7/11: PT+H20 PT
4/25:brace-free; 5/16:crutch-free; 7/29:metal-free, Dec:back to PT bz of pain; 4/22/04:Lateral release &patella tendon cut
6/17/04: continued pain and PT
1/06: the pool is still the best place for me.

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Re: Inspiring poems and quotes
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2003, 04:09:42 PM »
Xj, why do all the Murkins I talk to have such a profound faith and knowledge of scripture, is it something in the water over there?
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Re: Inspiring poems and quotes
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2003, 08:06:42 PM »
This following one makes you wonder:

If we could shrink the earth's population to a Village of approx. 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

  There would be:
    - 57 Asians
   - 21 Europeans
    - 14 from the Americas, both north and south
    -   8 Africans
    - 52 would be female
    - 48 would be male
   - 70 would be non-white
   - 30 would be white
   - 70 would be non-Christian
    - 30 would be Christian
    - 89 would be heterosexual
   - 11 would be homosexual
    -   6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all would be from the United States.
    - 80 would live in substandard housing
    - 70 would be unable to read
    - 50 would suffer from malnutrition
   -   1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth
    -   1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
   -   1 would own a computer

  When one considers our! World from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

  The following is also something to ponder...

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness...you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

  If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation...you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

  If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death...you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

  If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep...you are richer than 75% of this world.

  If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

  If your parents are still alive and still married ...you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada.

  If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Someone once said:
  What goes around comes around.
  Work like you don't need the money.
  Love like you've never been hurt.
  Dance like nobody's watching.
  Sing like nobody's listening.
  Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

Really puts things into perspective doesn't it.
Sharon
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Re: Inspiring poems and quotes
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2003, 05:27:56 AM »
Okay I really have found THE perfect song...if you haven't heard it...download it...I think it should be the official song of the KneeGeeks!

Through The Rain by Mariah Carey

Ohhhh yeah...
When you get caught in the rain,
With nowhere to run.
When you're distraught and in pain,
Without anyone.
We keep crying out to be saved,
But nobody comes and you feel so far away.
That you just can't find your way home,
You can get there alone it's okay,
Once you say...

I can make it through the rain,
I can stand up once again,
On my own,
And I know,
That I'm strong enough to mend,
And everytime I feel afraid,
I hold tighter to my faith,
And I live one more day,
And I make it through the rain.

And if you keep falling down,
Don't you dare give in.
You will arise safe and sound,
So keep pressing on steadfastly,
And you'll find what you need to prevail,
Once you say...

I can make it through the rain,
I can stand up once again.
On my own,
And I know,
That I'm strong enough to mend,
And everytime I feel afraid,
I hold tighter to my faith,
And I live one more day,
And I make it through the rain.

And when the wind blows,
As shadows grow close,
Don't be afraid,
There's nothing you can't face.
And should they tell you,
You'll never pull through,
Don't hesitate,
Stand tall and say...

I can make it through the rain,
I can stand up once again,
On my own,
And I know,
That I'm strong enough to mend,
And everytime I feel afraid,
I hold tighter to my faith,
And I live one more day,
And I make it through the rain.

I can make it through the rain,
And stand up once again,
And I have one more day and I,
I can make it through the rain...

Ohhh yes you can...mmm....
You're gonna make it through the rain...
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Peroneal Brevis Tendon Repair Right Ankle 6-29-05

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Re: Inspiring poems and quotes
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2003, 03:58:23 AM »
That really is the perfect song. I heard it a few days ago right after I learned that I was going to have another big surgery and it really hit me. I was really scared about it and still am but listening to that song really helps me to know that I'm going to get through it.

Sharon
Left knee:
LR-5/99 & 9/01
Distal realignment and LR 7/02
TTT revision 6/03
screw removal/MUA 10/03
d/x with severe patella baja
7/05 patellar tendon replacement w/piece of quad tendon
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