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Quotes about Pain

Dearest Ladies,

All of you responses so far to the contest have been so amazing. I was so touched because I saw the thought and time that went into each post. I noticed a theme throughout the beautiful responses.  Kim, Madison, Kristin, and Emily all talked about how getting outdoors (hiking, walks, tennis) provided comfort or peace when we are going through pain.

I couldn’t agree more. Kristin hit on a point that I recently experienced. She talked about experiencing the beauty of nature and the outdoors by going hiking. I went hiking after my break up with my boyfriend and there was something so comforting and hopeful about being surrounded by beauty. I felt so little as I looked around at the huge mountains, and I was reminded that although my problems and pain were real and significant, the world is bigger than my world, and there were others out there going through my pain and my pain times ten.  Case and point my new friend Christine. (I will share her beautiful story with you soon.)

Here are a few quotes that  I wanted to share with you:

“We cannot learn without pain.”- Aristotle  ( I whole heartedly believe this one. I love how simple and straight forward it is).

“Pain is deeper than all thought; laughter is higher than all pain” – Elbert Hubbard (I thought of Emily with this quote, because her beautiful response talked about this even further)

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life: that word is love.” - Sophocles

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”

– William Penn

The contest doesn’t end until Nov. 23rd so keep those responses coming in.

And if any of you have any other quotes or thoughts to add please share them. Kelly you had a great response, and you talked about a verse that brought you comfort, I would love it if you would share it with us.

I think I am going to add one of the quotes to my facebook and twitter. Feel free to join me on my 007 mission and invite your friends to join our discussion.

Remember we can’t do it alone,

Abigail

 

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