Quotes for Dealing with Parkinson’s or Other Chronic Illnesses

“The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive with passion, compassion, humor and style.” ~ Maya Angelou”Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” ~ Lord Byron

“Sometimes I feel like throwing in the towel, but you know what that means… more laundry.” ~ Aunty Acid

“It takes skill to trip over flat surfaces.”

“Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy.” ~ Tim Hansel

“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.”

“Always remember that, no matter how useless you feel, you’re someone’s reason to smile.”

“The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn’t make you less of what you were. You are still you.” ~ Tony Snow

“When you exhaust all possibilities remember this: You haven’t.” ~ Thomas Edison

“Nothing is more beautiful than a real smile that has struggled through tears.”

“Every time you find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.”

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” ~ Josh Billings

“I did as much research as I could and I took ownership of this illness, because if you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” ~ Karen Duffy

“When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.” ~ Estee Lauder

“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.”

“So this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” ~ “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

“Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name. ” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson (who himself suffered with poor health)

“Be strong, you never know who you are inspiring.”

“I often say now I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.” ~ Michael J. Fox

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”

“The pain may come over you… but never let it overcome you.”

“Being sick is NOT an imperfection.”

“All trials are not the reason to give up, but a challenge to improve ourselves. Our pain is not an excuse to back out, but an inspiration to move on.”

“I made it!   …out of bed today.”   😉

“It is what it is. But you have the power to turn it into an isn’t so bad.” ~ Karen Salmansohn

“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.” ~ C.S. Lewis

“Hope anchors the soul.” ~ Hebrews 6:19

“I used to wake up feeling like a million bucks… Now it’s more like a bounced check.”

“Ever get the feeling that having a chronic illness is like the movie Groundhog Day where we relive one strange day after another?”

“I can and I will.”

“God has big plans for me.”

“Don’t feel bad or embarrassed about your weaknesses; we all have them. God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness.”

“Life is a beautiful struggle.”

“On a beautiful day like this it would be best to stay in bed so you wouldn’t get up and spoil it!” ~ Charlie Brown

“I am acting like I am okay. Please don’t interrupt my performance.”

“It’s just a bad day. Not a bad life.”

“Everything is going to be alright. Maybe not today, but eventually.”

“Do not judge me by my illness. If you do, you will completely miss the amazing person I am.”

“Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and starts to sing while it is still dark.” ~ Anonymous

“He has chosen not to heal me, but to hold me.” ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

“Lord, please calm my heart and my soul today, so many things are out of my control and I need your love to soothe me and calm me. Your love lets me know it will be OK.”

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” ~ C.S. Lewis

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”

“With Parkinson’s, it’s like you’re in the middle of the street and you’re stuck there in cement shoes and you know a bus is coming at you, but you don’t know when. You think you can hear it rumbling, but you have a lot of time to think. And so you just don’t live that moment of the bus hitting you until it happens. There’s all kinds of room in that space.” ~ Michael J. Fox

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead.”

“Some of life’s best lessons are learned at the worst times.”

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” ~ Lena Horne

“Invisible illness is always bigger on the inside.”

“I was never crippled until I lost hope.” ~ Nick Vujicic

“In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.” ~ Dolly Parton

“Faith makes things possible… not easy.”

“In every victory, Let it be said of me…My source of strength, My source of hope… Is Christ alone.” ~ Brian Littrell ~ Lyrics from “In Christ Alone”

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

“A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.”

 

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