Thursday, November 17, 2016

Quotes For Coping

The type of week I had deserves these quotes*.

“Sometimes I just think depression's one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there's so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.” 
― Ned Vizzini, 

“It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said 'do the best you can with these, they will have to do'. And mostly, against all odds, they do.” 
― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

“When a hurricane damaged my father's house, my brother rushed over with a gas grill, three coolers of beer, and an enormous Fuck-It Bucket - a plastic pail filled with jawbreakers and bite-size candy bars. ("When shit brings you down, just say 'fuck it,' and eat yourself some motherfucking candy.")” 
― David Sedaris

“You never really know what's coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.” 
― Alysha Speer

“I guess in the end, it doesn’t matter what we wanted. What matters is what we chose to do with the things we had.” 
― Mira Grant, Deadline

“Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life – looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.” 
― Steve Goodier

“The mind knows the truth when your heart denies what it feels. When you don't feel safe to let people in it is because you're not ready to deal with the pain of honesty.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

2 comments so far

  1. i'm very sorry to know you had to deal with a difficoult time and mood. i can relate. i really love the fact that you make posts like this,not only on body wellbeing, but also on inner wellbeing. sometimes i try to do this too. words can really help changes to happen and make us feel better.

    1. True cause sharing is carrying. Everyone deals with circumstances differently and learning how a person handles a similar situation is helpful.


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