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Two Quotes for Very Gloomy Days

Years ago a friend bought me two refrigerator magnets. These days my fridge is overloaded with photos of my son playing and laughing, but right on the front amidst those images are two beautiful quotes that keep me moving on dark, gloomy days.

The first reads:

for a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. but there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid, at last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life, this perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. happiness is the way, so treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. happiness is a journey. – souza

The second reads:

what lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us

My friend who gave me those magnets recently said, “you are so strong overall that I believe you can overcome anything.” I would like to believe that is true. I know that healing can occur when you believe it is possible. I keep reminding myself that this too shall pass. At least I hope it will.

John @ FirstStepFinance

Tuesday 18th of March 2014

Those are excellent quotations. I particularly like the second one. Great ideas to keep in thoughts when factors get complicated.Sometimes you need to listen to those pointers. It appears to be like you have a buddy.

Young&Spent

Sunday 16th of March 2014

Sometimes you need to hear those reminders. It sounds like you have a good friend.

Leonard @ The Wallet Doctor

Sunday 16th of March 2014

Those are great quotes. I particularly like the second one. Great thoughts to keep in mind when things get challenging.

Newlyweds on a Budget

Wednesday 12th of March 2014

I hope that whatever it is you're going through passes soon. I know when things are rough it is SO hard to find the silver lining. But it usually peaks through. Sometimes we have to go through a little rain to appreciate the sun.