My book of quotes
January 30, 2009 8:27am CST
Once in a while I dig out my book of quotes and choose a few that I like to roll around in my head... Today is one of those days. My pain level is way up so I just want to veg but I need to read something to inspire me. What do you do whan you are not up to par? xoxoxoxoxo
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30 Jan 09
Take a warm bath, relax with one of those pillows behind my head, light a aromatherapy candle in the bathroom. Watch a good movie all covered up and cozy with snacks to munch on, mmmmmm. Go through my photo albums and look at fun places, family gatherings, things that make me feel good, etc. Read a good interesting book, one that you just can't put down...in bed, nice and cozy again, lol!
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31 Jan 09
I do like to write down a bunch of quotes that I like from books, songs, movies...wherever I hear something that inspires me. I have used quotes in some of the poetry and short stories I write. I write down when my boyfriend says romantic things and use them in a story. Like the one I just wrote, the main character tells his girlfriend why he loves her which is what my boyfriend told me. It adds a special touch.
2 Feb 09
Hi Raydene... long time no see! I hope you're feeling much better now, my friend... it's great to see you around again. How "special" of your friend to take the time to be with you in your moment of despair. She is surely a friend to be treasured... a true, and loyal friend indeed, and I'm so happy for you that she was there for you. I have a "special" little book which I've kept over the years. In it, I've written all the things people say to me which I treasure... I write their name, and then underneath, the "special" words they've written or spoken to me. When my Grandson left this world, I came to thinking about all the special things he'd said... even the amusing and logical things, not just loving words. I thought... now, why didn't I write them down as some sort of a memento of his childhood? So, the idea was born. I got hold of a nice book with a resin cover which had a modelled faery on it. The book is bound with a leather thong and pages can be added if required. Then, I wrote the title on the inner page, in gold ink, and decorated it with stick-on butterflies etc., and in it, I began to write all the special things people said to me. People come into your life, sometimes briefly, sometimes for a while and sometimes they'll stay, forever. From time to time, they say something to you which really touches your heart and it's these words I record in my book. It's good practice because people never see you in the same light you see yourself, and when I get down for any reason, I'll take out my book of treasured words and read through it. It's a great way of lifting myself as I read through and digest who's said what. There was one guy about a year ago now, an Irishman, who wrote poetry... I met him for the first time in another site, and we appreciated each other's poetry very much. We didn't know eachother, apart from our poetry, but he wrote the most special words in a comment on my page. This touched me so deeply that it went straight down into my book. I've seen him around the site, but I haven't really spoken to him, apart from my reading his posts and he, mine. Because of this, the words he gave to me are special to me and I will treasure them, always. This book always comes out when I'm feeling low, or "broken" as you put it. It reminds me that the negative remarks are way outnumbered by the positive and that if a greater number of people see fit to offer you these special words, that the negatives should be cast aside, because they're only put in your path to drag you down. In other words, my Book of Treasured Words heals and comforts me, and is something I'm very glad I own. Brightest Blessings of Love and Light, my dear friend. x
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2 Feb 09
Sometimes I like to listen to sad songs. It doesn't help the matters but it is just relaxing and nice to listen too. Shows my mood. So when I am up to par and beyond I like to listen to upbeat music. It's a wonder how you can tell the mood of some people just by what they are listen too. I hope your pain level goes down and you start feeling much better!