Archive for the ‘suffering’ Category
The pain is overwhelming, it over comes me everyday. I cannot work, I cannot function. MY LIFE, MY SPIRIT, MY SOUL HAVE ALL BE TAKEN AWAY FROM ME. I am suffering everyday – along with all those who love me. Every fiber of my being feels this pain, by mid day I’m saturated with it.
Disease leaves you desperate for control at a time when you have virtually none. When you’re a patient, it doesn’t matter if you arrive in a chauffeur-driven limousine or on a public bus. It doesn’t matter if you are a CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a member of its cleaning staff. It doesn’t matter if you look as if you work out every day or if you haven’t seen the inside of a gym since high school. Stripped of our clothes and dressed in hospital gowns, we are all the same.
– Christine Schwab, Take Me Home From the Oscars
In thanksgiving of life’s simple pleasures—such as a good cup of coffee—especially when they turn out to be better than expected
In what might be good news for coffee drinkers, a new study found that women who regularly consume caffeinated beverages are less likely to suffer depression.
– Jennifer Corbett Dooren
Coffee May Help Women Lower Depression Risk, The Wall Street Journal
Your pain and suffering are real because they are yours. You must embrace them and realize that they, too, are a gift of life because they take you out of yourself and, for a moment, make you one with all others who have known loss or pain or suffering.
Amid Tragedy, A Remarkable Rescue Nine Miles at Sea: Japanese sailors rescue Hiromitsu Shinkawa Sunday, two days after the 60-year-old was washed to sea on the roof of his Minamisoma home by a tsunami caused by a powerful earthquake. Thousands feared dead.
Suffering comes to everyone. No matter how smart you are, no matter how rich you are, there’s just no way to prevent ‘external’ events from interfering with your plans. That’s why you can’t ever allow your peace of mind to depend on external events.
– Anthony DeStefano
Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To