Your Motivation for November 30, 2018

Hello and welcome to Friday. It’s Shirley again, sharing a few words to start your day off on the right foot.

So many of us spend our time forcing our way through life, afraid to live, afraid to die.

We worry about money, work, education and miss out on the little things that really count. We get so wrapped up in our day to day struggles that we miss the most important reality about life, we only have one to live.

While money, work, and education are important, are they so much so that we forget to live?

Have people forgotten how to sit back, enjoy our children, spend quality time with our partners and how to relax?

Unfortunately, the answer to these questions for many of us is yes.

Someone once said that youth is wasted on the young. I understand that statement. It wasn’t until I was in my fifth decade of life that a very wise woman taught me that life is for living, not for worry and work.

However, that’s why people like me who have awakened to the fact that life is a wondrous adventure. We try our best to spread the word that now is the time to enjoy life because we are all the same in one very important aspect;

We all have only one life to live, so we need to enjoy it because we’re not getting out of it alive.

Hug your kids

Tell your partner you live them

Take time to relax

And above all else, breath

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Your Motivation for November 29, 2018

 

Hi, Shirley here bringing you your daily dose of wisdom.

I say wisdom, but that doesn’t mean I believe I am wise. I say so because any words of encouragement in my book are wise.

Birds don’t sing because they know the answers to life, they sing because that’s who they are and they celebrate that fact.

How I’d love to be like a bird. Wouldn’t you?

Today, let’s all meditate on this saying and consider how much better our lives could be if we stopped trying to force answers to life, and simply enjoyed it.

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Your Motivation for November 28, 2018

Hello, welcome to Wednesday! It’s Shirley with a few words of wisdom to start off your hump day.

Too many of us, in the United States especially, measure how we impact the world by how much money we make. We work hard, save, and raise our children using our income as a measure of our success.

However, as the old saying goes “money isn’t everything.”

Please, allow me to ask these poignant questions.

Will having an income leave the legacy you want?

Will leaving your kids riches make them happy in the future?

Do you find comfort that you have money saved away and that you didn’t give any money to help others?

Isn’t life about more than working until you drop?

You see, when we invest money in others, we invest in ourselves. After all, we are all of us intimately linked.

No, a legacy I want to leave is one of how I loved, understood and supported my fellow man.

I have no money. In fact, I live on very little income as I have been physically and mentally disabled since 1995. My family of four lives on less than $1,000 / month.

Yet I try very hard to give away what I have, loving and caring words of comfort. I volunteer wherever I can and enjoy life on life’s terms.

I’m creating a legacy.

What about you?

What can you give to your fellow man that will leave a  legacy?

What lessons do you want to teach your children?

Lessons of greedy “I want-ism” or lessons of giving and caring for their brothers and sisters in humanity?

Do you want your children to enjoy their lives or spend them working and working earning an income without knowing the joy of living?

The choice is yours.

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Your Motivation for November 27, 2018

Hi, Shirley here with a few words of wisdom.

No one can be okay all of the time. It’s just not possible.

And you know what? That is totally and perfectly alright.

Nobody likes to feel bad, and sometimes admitting to others we’re down can be difficult.  However, that’s what I’m going to encourage all of you to do.

I have a hard time admitting to people who are close to me that I am feeling rotten. My reluctance stems from the traumatic childhood I had where my feelings weren’t validated.

Now I struggle to say, “Hey, I’m not okay!” even when I’m terribly frightened or ill.

I don’t know about you, but when someone asks me if I’m doing okay, my automatic answer is, “I’m okay.” Such an answer helps no one, especially me.

I’m trying to practice being honest and saying, “No, I’m not doing very well. Thank you for asking. Can you help me out?”

That is one of the purposes of PatientNextDoor. We want to always be reaching out to our members and each other in honest and open communication.

If you ever feel down or just need a shoulder to cry on, please, always feel free to contact us by email. If you need, you can also contact others who share the same concerns as you on our free and ads free phone app.

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Your Motivation for November 26, 2018

 

Hi again and welcome to Monday. It’s Shirley again bringing you a taste of hope from PatientNextDoor.

Nobody has perfect days all the time.  Sometimes the best we can hope for is tolerable ones where things at least don’t go horribly wrong.

On those rainy days when we’re feeling gloomy, we must work extra hard to make them at least tolerable.

Look for the things that make you smile, and concentrate on them. Did you get out of bed feeling rested this morning? Well, that’s something to smile about. How about asking yourself if someone smiled at you on your way to work. A family member? A co-worker? Or maybe your favorite pet wagged their tail in the pleasure of just seeing you?

Think about the things that make you smile and try to play down those that make you frown, and I bet you will find that miserable day has become tolerable.

Try to always remember that we here at Patient Next Door love smiling when we think about you and your family. We enjoy serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

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We bring these pieces of hope for only one reason,

We care about you.

 

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Your Motivation for November 23, 2018

Albert Einstein was one of the most intelligent men to have lived in the last century. He invented new ways of looking at physics that has revolutionized our world in almost incomprehensible ways.

But, did you know he was a bit of a philosopher too?

The quote by Dr. Einstein above says so much in so few words, but the message I get from it is special.

As people of the 21st century, we spend a lot of time concentrating on how smart or not smart we are comparing our abilities to one another. If we are wise, we do not allow ourselves to get caught up in the competition, but that proves much harder than it sounds.

When we meet someone who is not what we as a society has decided are “intelligent”, we often will either shun them or try to put them into an all-inclusive mold. This often leads to those with intellectual disabilities feeling either false, yet well-meaning statements about how they do at their tasks, or them feeling utter failures.

But, it isn’t only people with obvious intellectual disabilities who we try to shove into what we think they should fit into, it happens to ALL of us.

In the United States, we are taught in childhood that we can become whatever we want to be if we try hard enough. That isn’t true. People aren’t all born with the same talents or even the same levels of talents. That’s what makes a people strong and has kept humanity going for eons, the weaving together of all the abilities of a community no matter how large or small.

If you try to shove a carpenter into the mold of a painter of murals, they will probably fail and vise versa.

All of humanity needs to learn that everyone is valuable and a genius at what they are capable of doing. We must stop lying to people and be honest, looking at what they CAN do as opposed to what we think they SHOULD do.

You are special and so am I. Let’s remember to tell each other that we respect each other and work together to make being a member of the human race something to make us all feel proud.

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Your Motivation for November 20, 2018

Hi again, it’s Shirley from your PatientNextDoor support team.

Life is too long and complicated to spend all your time being serious. Sometimes you just need to sit back and laugh.

Laughter is especially important when things are going wrong.  I’m not saying that seriousness isn’t important, far from it. What I am saying though, is that by not seeing the humor in life you are dooming yourself to a life of being miserable just for miseries sake.

So, the next time you fail or face a hard choice, try to see the humor in it. No matter what, you can always laugh at your reaction or overreaction to that situation.

If you need help, google funny quotes or pictures. Soon you’ll find yourself giggling.

Laughter gives a whole new perspective to life.

Lighten up, and laugh!

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Your Motivation for November 18, 2018

HI there readers. It’s Shirley again from the PatientNextDoor support team.

I know I keep harping on the stars but just humor me a moment and think about the above quote by Oscar Wilde.

All people everywhere are doing the same thing, trying to remain sane and move forward in an insane world.

I don’t care who you are or where you live life always has a way of throwing surprises our way. Some of those surprises can be wonderful, but some of them can be pretty nasty too.

The thing to keep in mind is that none of us, not a single person alive today, has it easy in life. We all have our skeletons in the closet and lost loves. So, don’t ever feel alone.

We here at PatientNextDoor are in the business of helping you find the healthcare information you need to help you feel less alone. We pride ourselves in the fact that not only do we provide a service, but also because we truly care about you and your family.

Have a great evening. Shirley

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Your Motivation for November 15, 2018

HI and welcome to Thursday. It’s Shirley from the PatientNextDoor support team here again to offer you some motivation for your day.

While we may giggle at the picture I’ve posted above, really it has a profound meaning.

How many times have we decided something is too difficult and quit? Once? Twice? Many times?

But, if we quit we will miss out on so many important life lessons that can help us grow and succeed.

Even if we fail at what we are attempting, the lessons learned from that failure can propel us to success at other things in the future.

Bottom line, never give up.  Turn those failures and hard lessons into events to learn from and grow.

Just a brief note from someone who understands all too well what can be learned from attempts and failures, but who also understands what those things can do for us all.

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Your Motivation for November 14, 2018

 

Doctor Stephen Hawking lived a majority of his life watching his health and his life ebb away. Yet, he still found it in his heart to encourage others. From his confinement in a body that wouldn’t work anymore, he allowed his mind to do great things. He pictured and found important things in outer space such as black holes and Hawking Radiation. He took more trips in his mind than most of us will ever do with our bodies.

My point is this.

If a man, trapped in the prison of a body wracked by ALS can have such a positive attitude about life, who are we to sit around and whine about things not always going our way?

His advice is sound.

Pay more attention to the awesome world about us and the universe than our own problems.

Live in a curious mindset and awe at what you find.

Stop pushing yourself and others to be something they are not or to do things they cannot. Instead, find your and other’s strengths and build on those.

And just like Stephen Hawking never gave up, even when his body was dying, neither should we.

After all, you never know what good thing might be around the next corner.

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Your Motivation for November 12, 2018

There is an old saying that I remember from my early years that comes from Christianity, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.”

It may be that the church picked up this saying from Theodore Roosevelt, or maybe the other way around.

No matter who began this intriguing thought the premise of it and message it conveys is relevant to all of us, regardless of our political or religious affiliation.

By keeping our eyes on the stars we can reach for a goal that may at first seem impossible.  Take for instance my own work at living a chaos-free life caused by dissociative identity disorder. When I began my journey the life I have now seemed far off and unreachable, yet I kept fighting on. I kept my eyes on the prize if you will.

But I kept my feet firmly planted in the reality that no matter how hard or long I work on the issues caused in my past, I cannot change that past. I can only learn to accept and use my past to propel me into a brighter future.

If we don’t pay attention to either keeping our eyes on the stars or our feet on the ground, we get in trouble quick.

By only focusing on the stars we forget the realities of life and will lose our dreams due to the frustration of the failures that will inevitably be a part of our search.

If we only focus on the ground, we forget our dreams and never go for them at all deeming them impossible to reach.

I may not be a master of understanding of life, but I do know that all humans need to do both to remain in balance and be happy.

I’m grateful to Randeep Singh and you for allowing me to come to you with these little pieces of motivation and the articles that I write for PatientNextDoor. I enjoy writing to you all very much.

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We care about you.

 

 

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