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Julie, Hanging in there, Allysa, etc.

You are right about these quotes. They are all very strong and smart. Keep on truckin you all !



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Great posts very Inspirational :)

I thought it was something that was a bit different... Positivity is the only thing that has kept me going through some very dark times.

When the recession hit, we owned a property investment company. Mortgages for our clients came to a halt and we'd just sunk all of our business funds... And personal into setting up a company in India as well as a company for first time buyers.

This meant closing the business down (at that stage I was working from home anyways after a car accident, whiplash... And fibro plus all sorts of things going on with my neck left me mostly in a supine position. We went from a double income home to hubby taking a job an hour away... What he earned a year was a little more than what he was earning a year. I remember calling my husband to ask if we could 'afford an onion'. We lost everything other than our home... And I remember clearly one day I was speaking to my dear friend in Canada... Told him that our volvo xc90 (I was so proud of that car) was going back. My friend said, 'so? It's just a car at the end of the day'. I said, 'but I love this car!' and his response? 'But it doesn't love you!'

So my journey began... I was given the DVD The Secret and would play it all day and all night so that I was soaking in what was being said.

And I learned about positive thinking, the law of attraction and much more. And guess what? It helped me immensely. And my husband as well.

Positive thoughts and energy do work. We had a very stressful letter in a few days ago... And normally I would have been a mess. But I wasn't. I have faith things will be resolved. Previously, I would have been all over the place, and also not sleeping due to stress. I've learned, stressful things will come and go. That's life. But it's up to me to choose how to cope with them!

So bring on some more positive thoughts and words of encouragement...!


I have a small pewter sign with a tree on it. It stands on my dresser in my bedroom. It read, "Be strong and courageous." I've done things on my own which scared me and required courage. When CFIDS and FMS came into my life, I was dealing with something I didn't sign up for. It has required a different kind of courage. Sometimes courage is simply putting one foot in front of the other when walking is so painful that one wants to cry. In the end, we can be courageous or lie down and give up. The choice is ours. We can't always control what life brings to us but we can control how we respond.

Love, Mikie


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Very true Mikie. And everybody has their own 'things' that are huge mountains to climb, whilst for others it is done without a second thought. And you are also very right in regards to not always being in control what life brings to us...BUT we always have choice in how we choose to respond to the situation. I think for me, that has been one of my biggest lessons. A.x
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The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion
is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new,
so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we
shall save our country.

Abe Lincoln 1863
(The middle of the Civil War.)

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"Strength isn't about how much you can handle before you break, it's about how much you can handle after you break."
I have three years of my life to take care of my dying mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Being there for her every need for three years might have looked codependent but it wasn’t because it was what I wanted to do.
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