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.