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lily_of_the_valley 02-06-2003 09:39 AM

My favorite Quote
I got this quote from Our Daily Bread, it gives me strength and reminds me that I only have to get through one day at a time.

"You don't have to face tomorrow's burdens with today's strength."

God gives us enough strength to get through today and if we worry about all the problems that are to come we don't have enough strength to bear all of that burden all at once, but all we need to worry about is today, and we always have enough strength to make it through that day.


graceygrammy 02-07-2003 06:49 AM

Thats a great quote Rebecca, here's my favorite, I posted it in the Christianmom forum but I will share it here too..:-D

O Lord my God, when the storm is loud, and the night is dark, and the soul
is sad, and the heart oppressed; then as a weary traveler, may I look to
you; and beholding the light of your love, may it bear me on, until I learn
to sing your song in the night. Amen.
--George Dawson

shanstar4u2 04-23-2003 12:44 PM

Moms website
I love this quote:

"To be in your childs memories you have to be in their lives today!"
I don't remember who the quote is from. Its definitely not an original but I hope to someday be a stay at home mom and be there for my daughter every day. I want to be the mother that gets her ready for school participates in girl scouts or camp fire girls I want to be the homeroom mother etc. etc.

The quote makes sense. I love my own mother and she was in my life while growing up. And most of my memories I share with her.

Petunia 04-25-2003 05:03 AM

If one becomes discouraged, all you have to do is read this. It will lift you up.
I refuse to be discouraged, To be sad, or to cry;
I refuse to be downhearted, And here's the reason why...

I have a God who's mighty, Who's sovereign and supreme;
I have a God who loves me, and I am on His team.

He is all wise and powerful, Jesus is His name;
Though everything is changeable, my God remains the same.

My God knows all that's happening; beginning to the end,
His presence is my comfort, He is my dearest friend.

When sickness comes to weaken me, to bring my head down low,
I call upon my mighty God; Into His arms I go.

When circumstances threaten to rob me from my peace;
He draws me close unto His breast, Where all my strivings cease.

And when my heart melts within me, and weakness takes control;
He gathers me into His arms, He soothes my heart and soul.

The great "I AM" is with me, my life is in His hand,
The "Son of the Lord" is my hope, it's in His strength I stand.

I refuse to be defeated, my eyes are on my God;
He has promised to be with me, as through this life I trod.

I'm looking past all my circumstances, o Heaven's throne above;
My prayers have reached the heart of God, I'm resting in His love.

I give God thanks in everything, my eyes are on His face;
The battle's His, the victory is mine; He'll help me win the race.

--Author Unknown

:cat: :daisy: :daisy:

shanstar4u2 04-25-2003 07:05 AM

21 Suggestions for Success
by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your
happiness or misery.
2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.
3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
6. Be generous
7. Have a grateful heart.
8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
12. Commit yourself to quality.
13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or
prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
14. Be loyal.
15. Be honest.
16. Be a self-starter.
17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.
18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret
the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
20. Take good care of those you love.
21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your MOM proud.

I liked this and thought I would share it....

TarainNC 04-25-2003 01:45 PM

One of my favorite quotes is on my signature line!

Txchef_fran 04-25-2003 02:41 PM

My favorite is:
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like nobody's watching!!
:eek: ::: :heart:

shanstar4u2 05-01-2003 06:04 AM

Another Quote
Today...I wish you a day of ordinary miracles-...

A fresh pot of coffee you didn't have to make yourself.

An unexpected phone call from an old friend.

Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.

I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in...

The fastest line at the grocery store.

A good sing along song on the radio.

Your keys right where you look.

I wish you a day of happiness and perfection-little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny feeling that the Lord is smiling on you, holding you so gentle
because you are someone special and rare

I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

shanstar4u2 05-01-2003 08:10 AM

For my friends.....Moms or not.

This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, "It's okay honey, Mommy's here."

Who have sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying babies who can't be comforted.

This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.

For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween costumes. And all the mothers who DON'T.

This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see. And the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.

This is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on their refrigerator doors.

And for all the mothers who froze their buns on metal bleachers at football or soccer games instead of watching from the warmth of their cars, so that when their kids asked, "Did you see me, Mom?" they could say, "Of course, I wouldn't have missed it for
the world," and mean it.

This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store and swat them in despair when they stomp their feet and scream for ice cream before dinner. And for all the mothers
who count to ten instead, but realize how child abuse happens.

This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and explained all about making babies.

And for all the (grand)mothers who wanted to, but just couldn't find the words.

This is for all the mothers who go hungry, so their children
can eat.

For all the mothers who read "Goodnight, Moon" twice a night for a year. And then read it again. "Just one more time."

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead.

This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook and their daughters to sink a jump shot.

This is for every mother whose head turns automatically when a little voice calls "Mom?" in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are at home -- or even away at college.

This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach aches, assuring them they'd be just FINE once they got there, only to get calls from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick them up. Right away.

This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can't find the words to reach them.

For all the mothers who bite their lips until they bleed when their 14 year olds dye their hair green.

For all the mothers of the victims of recent school shootings, and the mothers of those who did the shooting.

For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, hugging their child who just came home from school, safely.

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to be peacful, and now pray they come home safely from a war.

What makes a good Mother anyway?
Is it patience?
Broad hips?
The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew a button on a shirt, all at the same time?
Or is it in her heart?
Is it the ache you feel when you watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time?

The jolt that takes you from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 A.M. to put your hand on the back of a sleeping baby?

The panic, years later, that comes again at 2 A.M. when you just want to hear their key in the door and know they are safe again in your home?

Or the need to flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hear news of a fire, a car accident, a child dying from cancer.

The emotions of motherhood are universal and so our thoughts are for young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation...

And mature mothers learning to let go.

For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers.

Single mothers and married mothers.

Mothers with money, mothers without.

This is for you all. For all of us. Hang in there. In the end we can only do the best we can. Tell them every day that we love them. And pray.

Please pass along to all the Moms in your life.

"Home is what catches you when you fall - and we all fall."

shanstar4u2 05-07-2003 12:37 PM

Another Quote I liked.
Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip
around the sun every year.

How long a minute is depends on what side of the
bathroom door you're on.

Birthdays are good for you; the more you have,
the longer you live.

Happiness comes through doors you
didn't even know you left open.

Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier
than the people who have to wait for them?

Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.

If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened.

We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty,
some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but
they all exist very nicely in the same box.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Have an awesome day, and know that someone who thinks you're great
has thought about you today!..

"And that person was me.".....

Caronamy 05-07-2003 06:58 PM

Hello - I merged "my favorite quotes, quotes and mom's website" into one thread.

EMMJEAN 05-22-2003 09:35 AM

Those are all great quotes.My favorite is something my mother told me one day when I was pulling dandilions in the yard.
:daisy: A Weed Is Just A Flower Looking For A Home:daisy:
So now I don't let the dandilions get to me anymore.Well not as much.
:heart: Emmalee:heart:

Petunia 05-22-2003 04:30 PM

Hi Emmajean,
I like that quote of your mothers. It is true. Lots of flowers were once weed, but now they are just under control, some of them.
I love dandelions, so many things can be used of that plant. I use to put the dandelion juice on my warts until they left.
Thanks for sharing,
Petunia :*

shanstar4u2 05-28-2003 06:12 AM

So true... We all need to live by it.
Hopefully this will bring a smile to your face

Take Hold of Every Moment

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a
paper wrapped package:

"This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package."

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

"She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago.
has never put it on. Was saving it for a special occasion.
Well, I guess this is it. He got near the bed and placed the gift box
next to the other clothings he was taking to the funeral house, his
had just died. He turned to me and said:

"Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life
a special occasion".

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.

I spend more time with my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up
to, not survived through. I no longer keep anything. I use crystal
glasses every day. I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if
feel like it.

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it
I want to. The words "Someday..." and "One Day..." are fading away
my dictionary. If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to
listen or do it now. I don't know what my friend's wife would have
if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can
tell. I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels. I'd like
think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food. It's these
things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.

I would regret it, because I would no longer see the friends I would
meet, letters... letters that i wanted to write

"One of this days".

I would regret and feel sad, because I didn't say to my brothers and
sons, not times enough at least, how much

I love them.

Now, I try not to delay, postpone or keep anything that could bring
laughter and joy into our lives.

And, on each morning, I say to myself that this could be a special

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because,
probably, there's someone you care about.

If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to
yourself that you will send it "One of these days", remember that "One
day" is far away... or might never come...

This TANTRA came from India. No matter if you're superstitious or not,
spend some time reading it.
It holds useful messages for the soul.

nagymom 05-28-2003 07:02 AM

This is my newest favorite--and I have many. A good friend/strong Christian had this at the bottom of a recent e-mail and I just fell in love with it as I was ROFLMAO.


Never retreat. Never surrender. Never cut a deal with a dragon.

No armor? Unclean life? Then do not mess in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

Abear 02-26-2004 03:01 PM

"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box." - Italian proverb

bensmom526 06-25-2004 09:08 AM

A wierd place
I got a line that changed my life/put into perspective...

i was at a real low place had lost my dad,
my mom was really siblings had turned on me,
family problems...job going nowhere..
just everything crashing around me..

the movie was "Shawshank Redemption"
and the one of the characters said..
"you either have to get busy living or get busy dying"

I chose to get up and start living...and my worlds come crashing around me 3 more times since..and i keep going back to it...

im currently taking baby steps to recover over the last crash


Abear 06-25-2004 10:06 AM

Re: A wierd place

Originally posted by bensmom526
"you either have to get busy living or get busy dying"
What a great quote Nancy!! ^^

I'm so sorry to hear that you've had it so rough.

(((H U G S)))

bensmom526 06-26-2004 08:32 AM

it's been a tough but hey...

when life gives you lemons.....
you make lemonade......

hopes all well on your side of the screen


Abear 07-09-2004 11:00 PM

"Never miss a chance to read a child a story." - Max Lucado

roisindubh 07-15-2004 05:19 PM

I just read this one for the first time today, and I love it. It's from Albert Einstein -- proof that he was not only a brilliant man but pretty wise, too, I think.

There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

I'm all for #2, of course!

bensmom526 07-17-2004 04:52 PM


i like your quote roisindubh....


roisindubh 07-17-2004 05:15 PM

Re: wow...

Originally posted by bensmom526

i like your quote roisindubh....


Thanks! Think I'm gonna use it for my siggie! :-:

Abear 07-18-2004 09:41 PM

"The Lord gave us two ends: one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most." - Ann Landers

roisindubh 07-18-2004 10:13 PM

ROFLMAO I love that one, Cindy! Thanks for sharing it. Gotta love Ann Landers and her sis Dear Abby, too. They sure have given us a lot to laugh over and think about through the years....

bensmom526 07-19-2004 08:49 AM

how true
how true...

i loved your quote...

guess that means i gotta get up off my other end and get to my chores..... =0)

Abear 07-19-2004 09:36 AM

"The difference between genius and stupidity is, genius has its limits." - Author Unknown

bensmom526 07-19-2004 01:38 PM

Great one...
great line...

I'm PMS-ing...yeah probably too much information...but i know DH will do something tonight to merit that response...


Abear 07-19-2004 01:43 PM


Originally posted by bensmom526
I'm PMS-ing...yeah probably too much information...but i know DH will do something tonight to merit that response.


Abear 07-24-2004 12:07 AM

"Nobody on his deathbed ever said: 'I wish I'd spent more time at the office.'" - Peter Lynch

Abear 07-29-2004 10:34 PM

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." --Robert A. Heinlein

bensmom526 08-03-2004 12:59 PM


very funny
very true...

im emailing my DH at work...


danstigerangel 08-04-2004 03:58 AM

My fav is:

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.

---Phyllis Diller

:-: Lauri

Abear 08-04-2004 06:22 PM


Originally posted by danstigerangel
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.---Phyllis Diller

I LIKE that! Ain't it the truth??!! ::-)::

danstigerangel 08-05-2004 01:09 PM

Abear---It sure is the truth.

Here's another one that I thought was cute.

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
---Billie Burke

:-: Lauri

bensmom526 08-05-2004 03:26 PM

Age is just a number....and mine is unlisted

I heard a senior say this when asked how old she was....

its my new motto...
along with my weight...


Abear 08-05-2004 06:11 PM


Originally posted by bensmom526
its my new motto... along with my weight...
Yeah, the first time I ever went to get a fishing license, I was with my boyfriend. When the guy issuing the license asked me how much I weighed, I looked at him and then my BF and said "There is something definitely wrong with fishing when it requires that you tell your weight!

That STILL makes no sense to me!!!!

:confus: :confus: :confus:

swanbygrace 08-15-2004 05:14 AM

My turn.....
I grew up on and around the 'Nez Perce" Reservation, though I am not Native American. I have a lot of admiration for the Nez Perce most famous chief. He was and his older people were so tired of fighting and running that his famous words will live until the end of time.

" I will fight no more, forever." Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.

I believe that so much in my life that I don't even argue with my husband. I can't stand to see others fight or even argue. I have to leave the vicinity if someone does.


RockiesGirl 08-19-2004 01:36 PM

"Leap into the boundless and make it your home." Xhu Juamp

I also just read this great quote from a book:

"Having a hot boyfriend is like owning a white couch. It's a good idea in theory, but then you end up worrying about it all the time."

danstigerangel 08-19-2004 05:16 PM


Originally posted by RockiesGirl
"Leap into the boundless and make it your home." Xhu Juamp

I also just read this great quote from a book:

"Having a hot boyfriend is like owning a white couch. It's a good idea in theory, but then you end up worrying about it all the time."

I love that one! The one about the hot boyfriend. So true.

:-: Lauri

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