When all else fails, I tell myself – “This too shall pass.”
Pep talk available at Knock Knock.
That’s a good one! There are a few I come back to, but this one prevails…
“Tomorrow is another day.” by Margaret Mitchell’s Scarlett O’Hara
From a fierce heroine. I like it.
“This too shall pass” is my mantra when things aren’t always going the way I’d like. I’ve tried the “Tomorrow is another day” one, but I just can’t seem to compartmentalize as effectively as Scarlett.
Here’s another good one – “Don’t worry twice.”
My nursing motto during those tricky clinical days: All we can do is do our best!
I can only imagine how much you’re put to the test, as a nurse.
I close my eyes and remind myself to “wage peace.” (particularly when that tough day is influenced by dealings with difficult people)
I’ll have to think of this driving in L.A. traffic.
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” (And I don’t know why, but for some reason, I always hear coming from Olympia Dukakis sayin’ it all Southern in “Steel Magnolias”.)
Does “relax, you can kick a tourist later” count? I keed, I keed…today/this week is just a particularly bad day/week for that around the D of C, and I’ve already been tempted to push a few in front of trains even though I took great pains to avoid tourist-heavy areas/times.
“No one ever wished on their death bed they’d spent more time at the office.” When my boss is yelling about things not being done well/fast/cheap enough (you can have something done (a) well, (b) fast, (c) cheap, pick 2, 1 for my office since they’ve decided everything will be done cheap), I just remind myself that I have a life and he can shove it.
“Let it go. Breathe. Move on.”
keep moving and your strength will come back
Kind of like, one step at a time….
One that could be dangerous:
“WHY are you unhappy?”
But most every time I think it, within a few minutes I’m not anymore.
(It really is all small stuff.)
“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.”
Though “Half of Chinquapin Parish would give their eyeteeth to take a whack at Ouiser!” from Steel Magnolias is a close second.
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