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THE OAK TREE - A message of Encouragement - Hallmark

Phoenix Rising
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This is lovely and is going out to all of you who may need a bit of encouragement in your lives just now ............... it also comes with a big, warm, virtual hug ........

A mighty wind blew night and day,
It stole the oak tree's leaves away,
then snapped its boughs
and pulled its bark
until the oak was tired and stark.
But still the oak tree held its ground
while other trees fell all around...

The weary wind gave up and spoke,
"How can you still be standing, Oak?"
The oak tree said, "I know that you
can break each branch of mine in two,
carry every leaf away,
shake my limbs, and make me sway.
But I have roots stretched in the earth,
growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for your see,
they are the deepest part of me.
Until today, I wasn't sure
of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found, with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than
I ever knew."

Especially now,
try to remember
that you're stronger
than any problem
you encounter
or any disappointment
life will bring.

Thinking of you, believing in you, caring for you.
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thank you,just what i need just now,and had a little weep x

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Thank you!!

I needed a reminder I'm not alone and I AM strong! Strong enough to see my darling through all this rubbish.......sometimes it takes something like this to make you stop...think...and realise, we are all stronger than we thought we would or ever could be!

Wishing you all a peaceful New Year xxx

Ness Frog
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You have just inspired me to stay strong and not let either cancer nor the Drs grind me down.  Just spent the last 6weeks trying to find out about my liver cancer but as the poem says I am stronger than I ever knew


thanks for that RL Tweed and thanks for the virtual hugs they were also needed


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Ness Frog, 

I am in the same boat.  No one tells me anything.  My oncologist had his scheduler call to tell me he was referring me to the surgeon who handled my last cancer.  The surgeon's scheduler called to make an appointment on the 15th but couldn't tell me anything.  I just get so frustrated knowing I have no idea what is going on and no one will tell me.  This is my third surgery, if I do indeed need surgery as I suspect.  I will send prayers your way and hope the new year gets you some results.