All About Me in 30 Days: My Favourite Quote (Day 5)

It’s Day 5 of the All About Me in 30 Days meme. Today’s topic is my favourite quote. I can think of three off the top of my head that are special to me.

The first two are ones I come back to when I am in a pain flare as a result of  my chronic pain. I remind myself of these quotes when I am at my lowest point.

The first one is by Haruki Murakami:

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

I make it my own by saying, “Pain may not be optional, but the suffering is”.

Another one is by George Eliot:

“Pain is no evil unless it conquers us.”

I also LOVE and take great comfort in the first verse of The Serenity Prayer:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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