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October 16, 2019

My Favorite Quotes and Why!!

by Christine

These are some of my favorite sayings, that I use often and the story behind them!!!

I hope you enjoy them and hopefully one will touch your heart, and you will use it too!!!!

Every little thing is gonna be alright!!!!!!!!!

This first one I heard from a lady at the department of transportation office one day while working and on the phone with her. She helped me and then, of course, we just started talking.

Ms. Naomi told me about how she had four generations in her home that she cared for… her daughter, her grandson, her Father and herself.

She talked about how hard and tiring it was at times.

This is the saying she started using on those hard days…. and she shared it with me.

I suppose she just needed somebody to talk with, and God just intervened and put us both on the line together.

But she told me this phrase, and it has stuck with me, even after several years.

Little did I know, that I too would need that saying myself when health issues arrived.

I say it to myself almost daily…. sometimes several times a day!!

Every little thing is gonna be alright!

I can do anything for eight hours; I don’t have to do every minute of my life!!!

This saying I came up with myself, on one of those work days when nothing was going right.

I’m sure you have had days like that as well!

I was so ready to just walk out that day, and never look back….

I bet you know what I’m talking about.

I think we all have days like that.

Well, this day was that for me…..

And as I sat there convincing myself, that I was too responsible to walk out…..

I came up with this one.

I say it to myself often as well….

You know, those days when work just ain’t all that grand.

It reminds me that it’s just a few hours out of my day, and I can do this.

Yes, it really helps, well… it does me anyway!!

I can do anything for eight hours I don’t have to do every minute of my life!!!

What don’t kill you will make you stronger!!!!

I’m sure a lot of you remember the horrible tornadoes that ripped through part of America in April of 2011.

It was a very scary time. A day and night that I pray we never go through again.

The tornadoes hit our area, our subdivision, damaging several of our homes here, taking some just completely away, and changing our little neighborhood ever so quickly……

It was a really sickening, trying, weary time in our lives.

A day that I think, probably changed all of us one way or another.

When we started the cleanup and repairs, I kept telling myself…. we were not injured, and homes and the things in them can be repaired or replaced.

I finally started just saying this quote to myself..

And it is so very true and can be applied to so many circumstances in our daily lives for anybody.

It helps me to keep things in my own life in perspective.

What don’t kill you, will make you stronger!!!!

Learn to love yourself, because no matter where you go…. there YOU are!

This one I thought of during a recent really low point in my life.

I was battling the shock and frustration of some health issues that I now deal with.

I had one of those times where, well, it all just did not seem to matter anymore.

I went so far as to pack a bag, I was going to just run away from it all.

I threw bags in the car, pulled out, drove awhile.

And then it occurred to me.

I was running away from the stress of the health issues I was having.

Which meant I could not get away from the problems, no matter where I went.

That was a huge shocker for me.

I was trying to run away from ME!!!!

So, after that realization hit, I turned around and came home.

Then I tried to learn to accept the issue for what it is……

to just simply love myself…… the good and the bad…

So remember……………….

Learn to love yourself…… because no matter where you go, there YOU are!!!!!

I hope you have enjoyed these……

Feel free to say them as often as you need to as well.

Thank you for taking the time to read them!!!!!!

til next time:)

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