Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

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things to ponder.

April 15, 2009

“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffering.”

— Viktor Frankl

I heard this quote several times in my religious studies class. It was not until yesterday that I actually started to think about the meaning of what it is saying. The man who wrote/said this was a Holocaust surviver. Viktor Frankl before the Holocaust was a doctor of neurology and psychiatry. While he was in the concentration camp wrote a manuscript called The Doctor and the Soul, but that was destroyed when they found it. He did let this discourage him. It became he driving force and hope to be reunited with his family. Unfortunately, his family did not survive. He wrote another book called Man’s Search for Meaning. This man despite everything continued to live and continue to make his life have a meaning. 

When I heard that the quote above was a said/written by a Holocaust surviver it then somewhat made sense. But isn’t it so true. We continually complain in what we do not have, what has happened to us, we as a society tend to focus on the negative rather than the good that comes out of lives. But why? It does nothing, but bring us down more. The bad things happen in our lives for a reason and they shape who we are. The suffering we endure during our live can help us be stronger and better people, but that is not possible unless we understand the good that came from the suffering. When we survive or overcome the suffering, we learn from it. We are able to have this understanding for our life. It helps us gain fulfillment in our own lives. 

What do you think?

– Colette

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Stories.

September 15, 2008

“Real love stories never have endings.” Richard Bach

This quote caught my attention today.  It is so very true.  True love, unconditional love, real love, everlasting love, and just plan old love never do have and ending.  Even if the love of your life dies in one chapter of your life, you never stop loving them.  What would it be like to have a love that was never ending?  Many of us believe we may have found that special someone we are going to spend the rest of our lives with and have a never ending love story, but there are those of us who continue to wander looking for it.   We never know what we have found is real or not until it has endured many trials and tribulations.  Going through the wear and tear of life, but still strong like the day it started.

Have you found it, or are you still searching with no end in sight?

– Colette

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Weird Assignments!

April 22, 2008

In my English Class today, my teacher decided to give us a few sesquipedalian expressions. Which is just saying put in a complicated way. Figure out what they say. Have Fun. Enjoy.

1. Scintillate, scintillate, asteroid minute.

– Twinkle, twinkle little star

2. Members of an avian species of identical plumage congregate.

3. Surveillance should precede saltation.

4. Pulchritude possesses solely cutaneous profundity.

5. It is fruitless to become lachrymose over precipitately departed lacteal fluid.

6. Freedom from incrustations of grime is contiguous to divinity

7. The stylys is more potent that the claymore

8. It is fruitless to attempt to indoctrinate a superannuated canine with innovative maneuvers.

9. Eschew the implement of correction and vitiate the scion.

10. The temperature of the aqueous content of an unremittingly ogled saucepan does not reach 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

11. All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auric.

12. Where there are visible vapors having there prevalence in ignited carbonaceous materials, there is conflagration.

13. Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.

14. A plethora of individuals with experience in culinary techniques vitiates the potable concoction produced by steeping certain comestibles.

15. Eleemosynary deeds have their incipience intramurally.

16. Male cadavers are incapable of yielding any testimony.

17. Individuals who make their abode in vitreous edifices would be advised to refrain from catapulting pterous projectiles.

18. Neophytes serendipity.

19. Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders Jack a hebetudinous fellow.

20. A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no congeries possesses thereby the optimal cachination.

**Answers will be posted later

-Colette

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Unforgettable Quotes!

April 15, 2008

red hearts

“True love is giving all you have to someone you know you’re going to lose” – Ray H. Wall

Wow! This quote is something.  Many people’s fear is losing someone they love, but never have I ever thought about it the way that Ray H. Wall says it.  Yes, we tend to give someone we love everything we can to make that person happy.  And that thought is only in our mind.  Never do we think that loving someone means knowing that you are going to lose that  person.  We live in a world that we try to think that if someone loves us enough that they will never leave us, but what about the times when it is out of our control and even their control.  That person is gone no matter what we have done.  The group Death Cab For Cutie say it best in their song What Sarah Said–“love is watching someone die.” Never heard of it, find it and listen to it.

– Colette