Category Archives: Quotes

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain… – Vivian Greene

One should not wish anyone disagreeable conditions of life; but for him who is involved in them by chance, they are touchstones of characters and of the most decisive value to man. – Goethe

When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in an hour of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate no-knowing, no-curing, not-healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

I really like this definition of failure, especially for those of us who deal with chronic pain on a daily basis. Do you agree, or do you have another definition that works better for you?