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Thought for the Day..

MaryQ
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I have just read this and it has me with tears in my eyes.  I am just in that place and it has given me such comfort,  Thank you Nutmeg56 xx

 Be gentle with yourself always xx
lesleyhelen
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I agree with  100% - I actually printed off  's poem earlier today, so I can revisit it whenever I want :)

Lesley x

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MaryQ
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Yes puzzler, without the oncology psychologist I don't know how I would have got through it all...

Take care xx

 Be gentle with yourself always xx
Cgun
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This has touched such a nerve with me because the week before my first surgery (a bowel resection) we moved house! Although I loved the house when we bought it, I came ‘home’ and felt completely misplaced. I felt as though I had been put down in a place completely alien to me even though I had loved it and looked forward to moving in. I am coming to terms with it now 6 months later, but perhaps it was not the house. Perhaps it was the whole experience described in the poem. I am so pleased to read this and know that others have felt this way. It helps me realise that I am not going mad and I am not mentally unstable, I am just dealing with cancer!  Onward and upward! 

grannylara
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Love and hugs Jenny xx

Love and hugs Jenny xxx

“ We don’t know how strong we are, until being strong is the only choice we have.” xx

ali owl
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Sometimes the strength within you  is not a big fiery flame for all to see its just a tiny spark that whispers ever so gently " you got this keep going " xxxx love n best wishes Ali 

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it 

Amalie
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Morning all

Here is a poem I found in February, I had just been diagnosed.  I was waiting for some friends who were coming over for a pub lunch, as usual they were quite late but I felt better sitting in our local pub than I did pacing around at home. In the alcove are some book shelves and I came across a small tatty book: Quiet Corner by Patience Strong. I flicked through and here it is


Comfort (1937)


When the soul is plunged into the depths of dark despair

When the heart is heavy with its load of human care

When it seems that we shall never see the light again

Blinded by our sorrows, the tear drops and the pain


That’s the time when unseen hands reach down to take our own

Loved ones press around us though we think we stand alone

Angel wings enfold us safe from every hurt and harm

Something seems to come to us and make us strong and calm


Comfort steals upon the heart, we know not how or why

Suddenly the light comes flooding o’er the darkened sky

‘God shall wipe away all tears’ - this promise shall remain

And strengthened, healed and comforted, we face the world again.


I hope you like it

Have a good day everyone

Amalie xx

May the force be with you

moomy
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Your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world

Hugs xxx

Moomy

seaspirit44
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So true Moomy xx

Onwards and flatwards (don't do hills) and keep walking if you can!

seaspirit44
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Love that Amalie xx

Onwards and flatwards (don't do hills) and keep walking if you can!

grannylara
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Love and hugs Jenny xxx

Love and hugs Jenny xxx

“ We don’t know how strong we are, until being strong is the only choice we have.” xx

ali owl
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Pretty words are not always true and true words are not always pretty  xxx best wishes ALI  xxx

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it 

lesleyhelen
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Run Forrest, Run! 

Lesley x

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grannylara
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“Everyday is a new beginning. Take a deep breathe, smile and start again.”

love and hugs Jenny xxx

Love and hugs Jenny xxx

“ We don’t know how strong we are, until being strong is the only choice we have.” xx

earwig o
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No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. Alana Stewart

“For Every Reason It’s Not Possible, There Are Hundreds Of People Who Have Faced The Same Circumstances And Succeeded.” – Jack Canfield