I came across a wonderful article by arthritis journalist Carol Eustice in which she wrote of arthritis sufferers finding words of inspiration to help them meet the challenge of living a “normal” life.
Eustice explains that people with arthritis are challenged to stay motivated while dealing with chronic pain, fatigue, physical limitations, functional limitation, and all of the other consequences of chronic disease.
“Each of us must find our own personal motivation- something or someone that inspires us to fight for a better quality of life,” says Eustice.
“But, on those days when we feel the burden of pain intensely,” Eustice continues, “sometimes just a few words – the right words – are enough to jump start our spirit, rekindle our positivity, or simply allow us to realize that we are not alone.”
Below are five quotes that Eustice compiled, in hopes that one or more will resonate with you
- Permanence, perseverance and persistence – in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities – It is these that distinguish the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle
- Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller
- Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi
- Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it. Winston Churchill
- It does not matter how slow you go. What matters is that you do not stop. Confucius
Source: Carol Eustice – Very Well