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posted Sep 16, 2010, 4:19 AM by Joseph Carpenter

"Unless someone like you 
cares a whole awful lot, 
nothing is going to get better.
It's not."
-- Dr Suess

Attitude (author unknown)

posted Aug 25, 2010, 12:12 AM by Joseph Carpenter   [ updated Aug 25, 2010, 12:15 AM ]

[Some of you may recognize this from the other online support groups. I like it well enough to post the whole thing as a quote.]

Attitude (author unknown)

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she only had three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I think I'll briad my hair today." So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she only had two hairs on her head. "Hmmmmm," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today." So, she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked into the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. "Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail." So, she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked into the mirror and noticed that  there wasn't a single hair on her head. "YAY!" she exclaimed. "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everthing. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly ..... Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass ..... it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Tell your story to everyone

posted Aug 4, 2010, 1:25 PM by Joseph Carpenter

"I tell everyone I meet about vasculitis. The grocer, the bag boy, the guy who brings the carts back to the store... everybody I meet gets to hear my story and learn about vasculitis."
--Lynn Corwin, Churg-Strauss Syndrome Vasculitis Patient and Awareness Advocate

Pills or Stairs?

posted Jul 6, 2010, 2:27 PM by Joseph Carpenter

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.  ~Joan Welsh

Get Moving

posted Jul 6, 2010, 12:13 PM by Joseph Carpenter

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.  ~Plato

Seek Exuberance in Living

posted May 17, 2010, 2:00 PM by Joseph Carpenter

As a people, we have become obsessed with Health.  There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this.  We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying.  We have lost all confidence in the human body.  ~Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail, 1979

Preserving health

posted Nov 17, 2009, 12:27 AM by Joseph Carpenter

"The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind."
~G.K. Chesterton


“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.”

posted Aug 17, 2009, 1:34 PM by Joseph Carpenter   [ updated Nov 26, 2009, 1:55 PM ]

 A. J. Reb Materi
 quoted from thinkexist.com

Six months to live

posted Jun 22, 2009, 3:07 PM by Joseph Carpenter

“My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.”

 Walter Matthau quotes


posted Mar 12, 2009, 1:51 PM by Joseph Carpenter

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

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