Monday, March 13, 2006

Variations on a theme...

At GM's Corner, GM (who is battling lung cancer), shares a few thoughts on Conquering Fear!. In addition to his own observations, he shares some great quotes. I like this Eleanor Roosevelt one especially:

There are many famous quotes regarding fear. Franklin Roosevelt’s probably being the most famous: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." But his wife Eleanor said it better: "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do." ...

In this post, GM talks about how he learned a lot from his grandfather, including a lot about optimism.

Over at Townhall.com, Mike S. Adams writes about what he learned from how his grandmother lived her life after she got cancer, in a column under the headline Life and how to live it, Part V. I especially like this bit that Dr. Adams writes:

Self-pity and gratitude are mortal enemies. Where one exists the other cannot. Since both are highly contagious, individuals must choose gratitude before becoming too thankless to do otherwise.

I should probably mention that his grandmother set a good example for gratitude. Not that other attitude.

1 comment:

GM Roper said...

Kathryn, thanks for the link. Optimism is far preferable to the alternative ;-)

This is a fight I intend to win and with the blessings of God, my friends and family and friends in the blogosphere I will beat this S.O.B. into the ground.

Again thanks for spreading the word.