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Keeping a positive attitude is a key component of recovery.  The below quotes are ones that we've found encouraging, and hope you will, too.  If you have any you'd like to submit, please contact me at sharon@fightingcancerinc.org.  Thanks!

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world.  So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.  ~ Helen Keller

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.  ~John Diamond 

My cancer scare changed my life.  I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.  ~Olivia Newton-John 

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.  ~Winston Churchill

Never, never, never give up.  ~Winston Churchill

It's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.  ~Christopher Reeve

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.  ~Scott Hamilton


No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within
. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I have heard there are troubles of
   more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some
   come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat.  I'm all
   ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have
   troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss

Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. president

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 

What does not kill us makes us stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To reach (our goal), we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail and not drift, not lie at anchor.  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., physician


One thing life has taught me:  if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests.  They come to you.  When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

One who fears failure limits his activities.  Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. ~ Henry Ford

The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. ~ Socrates

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. ~ Stephen Covey 


Don't deny the diagnosis; try to defy the verdict. ~ Norman Cousins

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. -Helen Keller

 

Sometimes you just need to look reality in the eye, and deny it. ~ Garrison Keillor

 

Let food be your medicine, and let medicine be your food.  ~ Hippocrates

The stream would have no song at all, except for the rocks in its bed. ~ unknown