Attitude and mottos

scouty
scouty Member Posts: 1,965
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
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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  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723
    down days
    On down days my friend always used to describe himself as "A little nodding dog in the back window of life". Ron.
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    A friend told me once
    "Sometimes you have to go through things and not around them"
  • eric38
    eric38 Member Posts: 583
    PhillieG said:

    A friend told me once
    "Sometimes you have to go through things and not around them"

    This will be on my tombstone
    What was I thinking?

    Eric
  • zenmonk
    zenmonk Member Posts: 198
    motto
    Life is like a **** sandwich. The more bread you got, the less **** you have to eat.
  • Jimbob-
    Jimbob- Member Posts: 46
    zenmonk said:

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

    Read William Cullen Brian's Poem. Thanatopsis. words to live by
  • eric38
    eric38 Member Posts: 583
    eric38 said:

    This will be on my tombstone
    What was I thinking?

    Eric

    ( : . }
    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
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    zenmonk said:

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

    zenmonk
    that's always been one of my favorites!
  • thready
    thready Member Posts: 474
    Motto
    "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.
  • thready
    thready Member Posts: 474
    Not quite so serious, but still me
    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
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    My motto for years was

    "Don't eat the yellow snow."

    It was part of a self-preservation thing.


    John
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    A Toast
    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
  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905
    mottos
    "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
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    lesvanb said:

    mottos
    "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

    A cheerful heart is good medicine.
    A cheerful heart is good medicine.
  • Crow71
    Crow71 Member Posts: 679
    thready said:

    Not quite so serious, but still me
    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

    Hey Jan - I'm sitting here
    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
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Crow71 said:

    Hey Jan - I'm sitting here
    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

    Roger,
    Good luck! Please

    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.
  • Kerry S
    Kerry S Member Posts: 606
    I got this one from Robert Vandegrift
    I got this one from Robert Vandegrift.

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

    Kerry
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    Kerry S said:

    I got this one from Robert Vandegrift
    I got this one from Robert Vandegrift.

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

    Kerry

    Worry is like a rocking chair: It will give you something to do,
    Worry is like a rocking chair: It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere.
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030

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

    Just do it! I've lived by
    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...
  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905

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

    love this one!
    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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