Help Support an Army Soldier with Your Favorite Quotes

@showpup (232)
United States
December 13, 2008 12:43am CST
My 21 yr old son is in the Army, currently stationed in Iraq - while his very pregnant wife stays with us. When he was off at boot camp, I sent him a letter filled with inspiring quotes and I was surprised by his reaction. He really, really loved them. So... I was hoping some of you would share you favorite quotes which are laser targeted in support for a soldier who is deployed and missing home. Please provide me with the full quote and who wrote it. He cuts them out and saves the ones he really likes. Thanks in advance for your support! - a loving mother who misses her son
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@AJ1952Chats (2336)
• Anderson, Indiana
6 Sep 15
"A stitch in time saves nine." Benjamin Franklin "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon "HEY! Where's the beef!?!" Clara Peller
• United States
9 Mar 09
Hi Janet, I can't imagine how you must feel. My prayers are with you and you family. I have a few of my own personal quotes that I like, I hope these will inspire him to. mcdimples "Listen, and the words that are spoken to You will be pictures in your mind" -Mary Chapman- "We cannot stop change, but we can move the direction in which it flows" -Mary Chapman
@paid2write (5201)
13 Dec 08
I don't know if the following are what you had in mind. They are all about appreciation and gratitude: Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. Anonymous You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now! Joan Baez Let us be grateful to people who make us happy – they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things. Plato [i]To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.[/i] Ralph Waldo Emerson