Mixed of Common quotes still being used these days

“I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining. I believe in love even when I’m alone. I believe in God even when life is silent.”

– Lori Wandschneider
Mother of Ali (liver transplant recipient)

 

 

 When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

– Adrianne Machina

 

 

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

– Confucius

 

 Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.
– John Wooden

 

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

– Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
– Babatunde Olatunji

 

 Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
– Henry Ford

 

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
– Christopher Columbus

 

 

 

You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”
– George Bernard Shaw

 

Put one foot in front of the other and soon you’ll be walking out the door!
-Marge Smith

Never give up quote from a player

When my daughter Kaitlin was about 8, her softball team was competing in their year-end tournament. Her team was down 0-6 in the last inning. They finally got in a couple of runs, making it 2-6. Bases were loaded. Kaitlin was up to bat. Her miracle hit got her to first base. Her coach told her to stop, but she didn’t want to. She ran to second. They overthrew the base. Made it to third. Then stole home. Her play tied the game and they won in overtime. She was SO proud of her home run!

 

– Adrianne Machina
Tornado Marketing, Inc.

Restoring hope quotes

My family, like so many others, has been touched by a very emotional transplant experience. In a time of great loss for us, we found strength and comfort in knowing that we were able to provide the gift of life to other families in need of a miracle. Memories of those that have been lost live on in great causes like Restoring Hope Transplant House. Thanks for Restoring Hope!

 

– Bret Bielema
Football Coach

The importance of life in a form of candle

The Four Candles burned slowly. Their Ambiance was so soft you could hear them speak. The first candle said, I Am Peace, but these days, nobody wants to keep me lit. Then Peace flame slowly diminishes and goes out completely. The second candle says, I Am Faith, but these days, I am no longer indispensable. Then Faiths flame slowly diminishes and goes out completely. Sadly the third candle spoke, I Am Love and I haven’t the strength to stay lit any longer. People put me aside and don’t understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them. And waiting no longer, Love goes out completely. Suddenly  a child enters the room and sees the three candles no longer burning. The child begins to cry, Why are you not burning? You are supposed to stay lit until the end. Then the Fourth Candle spoke gently to the little boy, Don’t be afraid, for I Am Hope, and while I still burn, we can re-light the other candles. With shining eyes the child took the Candle of Hope and lit the other three candles. Never let the Flame of Hope go out of your life. With Hope, no matter how bad things look and are  Peace, Faith and Love can Shine Brightly in our lives.

 

– Eurika
Tinder / Match up girl

 

A student longing for a daddy quotes

When I was a child I had an elderly retired neighbor who I called Daddy. Although we shared no relation, he cared for me as if I were his own. When I was sick he made me soup. When I cried he kissed my cheeks. He bought me my first car. He threatened my first date. When my mother moved away, I stayed by his side refusing to leave. Eventually, he adopted me and gave me his last name. I was never more proud of my last name than I am now. The most difficult time of my life was when I was 19 and the cancer took him away from me. I was lost without him, but I am living proof the time heals even the nastiest wounds. Five years later I still cling to the valuable lessons he taught me through his endless generosity. Love one another and be good to each other because you never know just how far your kindness will travel or how many lives you will touch with one good deed.

– Cristalyne Bell
student

Coma survivor quotes

I survived cardiac arrest (no not a heart attack)! After being brought out of an induced coma I struggled with trying to remember … and wondered if it was always going to be this difficult. I seem, people tell me so, now to be the same as I ever was. I know I was lucky and have learned certain that every moment is a treasure. I am thankful for my family and search for ways to make a personal difference in other people’s lives

– William A Gates
Retired

Hope, Humbleness and confidence quotes

On a Friday evening when most people are thinking fish fry or finally the weekend, I received a call from doctor. She said you better sit down as I have some hard news for you. There is a vein mass in your brain and you need to have brain surgery. Horrific news to a wife and mother of 4. Would I live, would I walk, would be wheel chair bound, would I think and talk in a way that I could now. So much fear, so much fright, so much to live for. I wanted to live to see the future with my family. Meeting Dr. Dempsey who would do my surgery prepared me for the best it could be. His humbleness and confidence would lead me to a path of determination, HOPE, desire and more than that to face death right in the face and say, not my choice but if it is to be, I am such a blessed person. Kissing my family before surgery was a very tough thing for me. But waking up and see 5 amazing familiar faces at the end of my bed was the beginning of a will to walk again, speech therapy, not having seizures, struggling with numbers, delays in thinking, fear to drive, and finding my confidence. The prayers of family and friends and their love and encouragement gave me strength, courage, hope, and the ability to do better than I could have ever expected. It taught me to appreciate family, the medical teams we have right here in Madison, friends and colleagues and the faith that whatever will come it is well with my soul.

 

– Cindy Herbst
Exec Dir/Co Founder of Restoring Hope Transplant House

A broken family quotes for everyday basis

This is about when my parents went through divorce while I was in high school. Fortunately I had started dating so it was easier for me than my sister to understand that some relationships just do not work out in the long run. At first it was very awkward during the holidays and we would fear that we would hurt either our mom’s or dad’s feelings if we did not spend the time together. After a few years we learned to make adjustments on the days and realized that it wasn’t so important that we spent the exact holiday “day” together but that we spent some time together celebrating in our own way. It really made me appreciate even the smallest and not so frequent quality times that we did get together for dinners, a museum visit, horse races or just to hang out and talk. I feel that it made me a better person by seeing that even when my parents didn’t get along on a daily basis, I learned to appreciate each of them as individuals during the times I spent with them.

– Erin McConnell
Teacher

Never give up quote – Hope whispers

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”~Author Unknown
 �And I had no hope. Worried about the possibility of having melanoma, I put off going to the doctor to put off the bad news. Then hope came from the voice of someone I held very close to my heart. After being diagnosed with melanoma, this voice rang in my ears. I knew I had to get better if I ever wanted to hear that voice again. I owe this hope my life.

– Joe