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A dear friend sent me the following motto saying it reminded him of me.

"Live life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning the devil shutters and says OH ****, SHE'S AWAKE."

I loved it and am proud that he views me this way.

Anyone else out there got a cool motto to live by.

Lisa P.

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"Don't eat the yellow snow."

It was part of a self-preservation thing.

John

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Yours and Frank's motto

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Haha... I didn't think you were even born then!

Frank Zappa c1977

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On down days my friend always used to describe himself as "A little nodding dog in the back window of life". Ron.

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"Sometimes you have to go through things and not around them"

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What was I thinking?

Eric

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Do not worry about tomorrow
Tomorrow will take care of itself
Sufficient for the day is it`s own problems.

P.s.
I`ve also taken on Lesvanb`s motto - Ain`t dead yet. As a Texan I can relate. It`s so country and says the most in the fewest amount of words.

Eric

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Life is like a **** sandwich. The more bread you got, the less **** you have to eat.

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Read William Cullen Brian's Poem. Thanatopsis. words to live by

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that's always been one of my favorites!

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"Life is short, and we do not have long to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So let us be swift to love, and make haste to show kindness." Henri Frederic Amiel

I think Rob might have posted this before, but still words to live by.

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I have posted a picture on my expressions page. Sometimes visual images do more for me than words. I have been told that I have a bit of a wicked sense of humor, and I really like to look at the good things so I often have to step back from the really serious stuff and laugh even though I am feeling quite beat up by chemo, I am losing my hair, my skin has turned a funny color of yuk and I look so old.

I hope you enjoy the picture it so so me right now!

Other Motto through much of this is from Calvin and Hobbs “We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.”

Or just maybe:
“What fun is it being cool if you can't wear a sombrero?”

After I'm done with chemo we are going to plan a party, and I am going to wear a sombrero! Pictures to follow in a couple of months!
Jan

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Hey Jan - I'm sitting here waiting for my Onc. to call and tell me whether or not I'm a candidate for surgery. Waiting sucks. Your picture made me laugh so hard I cried, sneezed and then choked on my snot. It was aweshome!! Thank you.
Roger

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Roger,

Good luck! Please let us know what the onc says. I am in a similar position as you; waiting for everything to be right for surgery.

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Jan,
That picture is priceless. Thanks for the laugh!
Joanne

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My Dad used to say "may you live as long as you want to and want to as long as you live".
I'm surprised I only have 1 sister and 1 brother! I think my Mom had a different motto

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"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
–James Baldwin

and yes, especially when feeling feisty, "Ain't dead yet!!" (tip o the hat to Eric :-)

Leslie

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A cheerful heart is good medicine.

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I got this one from Robert Vandegrift.

“You won’t fall off a bike until you stop pedaling”

Kerry

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Worry is like a rocking chair: It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere.

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Just do it! I've lived by this motto ever since I was little!

Don't give up, one foot in front of the other will eventually get you there.....my Mama, alone raised 9 successful kids!

Rest if you must, but don't you quit! Goes with a poem...

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Worry is like a rocking chair: It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere.

so helpful to me right now.

Leslie

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is, I do what I have to do, to be able to look myself in the mirror each morning!

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Life, live it like you mean it!!

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" Buy Low, Sell High "

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Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today!

Hugsss!
~Donna

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

--Hippocrates

(how could I forget this one that I live by each and every day???)

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A good one Em!

Hugsss!
~Donna

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

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Christine - that shirt you have cracks me up. Mom_ 2_3 - that Helen Keller quote struck a cord with me. Thanks.

Eric

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Keep em coming

Even a blind squirrel gets a nut every once in a while.

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I like : "Hold my beer and watch this" which is known as the last words of many southern males.

And for my PR agency:
If you're getting run out of town, we'll make it look like you're leading a parade!

And finally: BOHICA! My choice for the official motto of the colorectal crowd. Anyone else know what that stands for?

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Yeah, but for us ostomates, it's TSHICA !

(I like that picture, but why's the kid got his finger in his nose?)

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Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

-William Shakespeare

I also have a shirt that says, "I'm making cancer my b*tch"

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This always uplifts me:

"When I was a little girl, " I said, "I went to my father and said, "Daddy, I am afraid that I will never be strong enough to be a martyr for Jesus Christ." "Tell me," said Father, "When you take a train trip to Amsterdam, when do I give you the money for the ticket? Three weeks before?" "No, Daddy, you give me the money for the ticket just before we get on the train." "That is right," my father said, "and so it is with God's strength. Our Father in Heaven knows when you will need the strength to be a martyr for Jesus Christ. He will supply all you need just in time"

Corrie ten Boom (April 15, 1892 – April 15, 1983) was a Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor who helped many Jews escape the Nazis during World War II.

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"I may not be as good as I ONCE was - but I'm as good ONCE as I ever was."

-Craig

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"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible."

Live BIG or go home!

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day." Sally Koch

Kimby

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A song on the radio has the line "live like you're dying". That one made me think, as not everyone reacts in the same way. Some give up, others fight like hell, and others start to appreciate everything and everyone around them all the more. I believe the song is referring to the latter.

Another saying I like is "make roses out of rain" (similar, I guess, to the old adage "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade". Could be considered trite, but it really is s a way of viewing life, no matter whether that's good, bad, or very bad. Cancer definitely is the latter ("very bad"), but I'm still trying to find the roses. Note that roses go through a time period of being bare and ugly with no sight of anything good until after the storms end and then the green sprouts and eventually the flowers.

Lisa

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"If it wasn't for cancer, I'd say I have the perfect life. If it wasn't for cancer, would I even realize this?"

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"Love the life you live, live the life you love" ? Steve

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I like that one, Phil!

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Lisa,

I've heard that one too- pretty good! Hope "the devil" is afraid, lol!

lisa42

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The devil better fear us all!!!!!!!!!!!!

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