Miss T’s quote board…

I am having a bad day. Despite the many blessings and gifts in my life, every so often (just like everyone) I hit a wall and get an attack of the lows. And when you’re normally as happy and “up” as I am, this season can be hard to grapple with. I’ve been doing far too much deep thinking lately, and now have managed to get myself so tied up in knots I don’t know where my heads at. So when life upped the pressure recently it was a case of when, not if, I’d get the blues. I have some pretty big old demons I have to deal with, and stubborn thing that I am I can’t seem to accept help…so when I get down I have to ride it out. And after a rocky childhood and a tough teenage time, I have buckets full of self-loathing to implement when the poo hits the fan. Mmmmm, healthy!

Could be worse though. This time last year (to the day) I’d just survived a dangerous, potentially very horrible, oh-my-gosh-I-just-flew-through-the-air-and-landed-in-the-road-several-metres-away moped vs Beemer collision. Oof. And blessings rightly counted.

But life is a bit stressful, and I’ve recently had a slew of disappointments, and I’m starting to realise that what I want is exactly what I will not / cannot / do not have. For myriad reasons. And that’s hard to get over. But get over it I shall. We all have to. But it is terrifying when you realise that you can’t deal with things well enough to dream or hope anymore in certain arenas. There are just some things I don’t think I can fix. I don’t know how. Maybe I’ll learn. Maybe someone will help me. But I can’t find that light at the end of the tunnel just now.

Anyways, what’s this about a quote board, I hear you ask. Well, in my classroom, I have an array of cheesey inspirational quotes on the wall. And this evening I’m going to share some with you, because as crap as I may be, I do love to help others. And maybe these words will help one of you someday…

“So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless when he has a friend.” Robert Louis Stevenson.

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” Leo Buscaglia.

“Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love…Kindness is good will. Kindness says, “I want you to be happy”.” Randolph Ray.

“One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.” Dick Gregory

“To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” David Viscott.

I’m wishing good things for you all.



  1. running42k
    30th June 2008 / 6:13 pm

    Hope you feel better. I have been hitting a bit of the valleys myself lately. Let’s hope we are both on the top of a hill soon.

  2. Wiwille
    30th June 2008 / 7:22 pm

    Chin up kid.

  3. daisies
    30th June 2008 / 7:36 pm

    sending you hugs and smooches darling girl … hope you are smiling like the sunshine daisy flower soon πŸ™‚ xoxox

  4. Ballerino di mare
    30th June 2008 / 8:38 pm

    You are very awesome and I hope you feel better soon hun!I like your quotes too and always find that little phrases regardless of how cheesey they be put a smile on my faceBig hugs to you!!xxx

  5. Jenna
    30th June 2008 / 11:51 pm

    Aw, sweetie, I hope you’re feeling better soon. I’m always here if you ever ever need anything, I mean it! Remember that you’re fabulous and lovely. Also remember the powers of wine and icecream, they should never be underestimated xxx

  6. Cheryl
    1st July 2008 / 1:00 am

    Wishing good things for you, hon. The good thing is these seasons pass. Hugs from me.

  7. JLee
    1st July 2008 / 2:51 am

    We all have those days, especially when the dreaded PMS strikes! lolHere is wishing you good things as well πŸ™‚

  8. Riot Kitty
    1st July 2008 / 4:00 am

    Hang in there sweets…it’s totally OK to get it out. The only people who are sunny and cheerful 24/7 are on ritalin! And that’s a little too sunny, wouldn’t you say?Here’s a quote that I love:β€œListen, if I cared what most people thought at this point in my life I would be in a straitjacket. I don’t care anymore.”- artist Hunt Slonem

  9. Siobhan
    1st July 2008 / 7:41 am

    You know what I have to say on the matter. You are wonderful and have come through so much and deserve every happiness.

  10. cdave
    1st July 2008 / 1:03 pm

    Life has many amazing things to offer. Don’t let the loss of one dream prevent you from enjoying the rest!

  11. Diane Mandy
    1st July 2008 / 2:13 pm

    Hope you perk up soon!

  12. whatigotsofar
    1st July 2008 / 3:58 pm

    Here’s a quote I always think back to when I feel like life is getting me down. It’s a bit more aggressive than the usual “cheer up” quote, but I guess, I’m just a bit more aggressive than the average, happy-go-lucky guy.”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for?”It’s not for everybody, but it works for me. I hope you find what works best for you.

  13. Boy
    1st July 2008 / 5:21 pm

    Hugs to you!

  14. Christielli
    1st July 2008 / 9:27 pm

    Your quote board sounds awesome. That’s the things I’d do if I had a classroom of mine own (I wander from place to place)…Remember, my dear Claire, you rock! And there’s nothing that can change that fact, so just keep on rocking like you do and lots of good stuff will come your way, I know.

  15. Pink
    2nd July 2008 / 6:24 am

    wishing you all good stuff.sometimes you just need to have a bubble bath and eat good food and spend time alone. if it gets to the point where you’re not cleaning your flat, eating junk food and sleeping all the time…go to your doctor. asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a real sign of strength and self care.in fact, I’m off to the doctor today myself to see about what we can do about my depression.hang in there, kiddo.xxpinks

  16. Miss Ash
    3rd July 2008 / 9:41 pm

    πŸ™ Hugs!!

  17. vivavavoom
    5th July 2008 / 7:41 am

    Hope you feel better. i am blaming mercury in retrograde because I also have ahd a very shitty 3 weeks. It is is over…I guess mercury is no longer retro…so hopefully the clouds will lift soon!

  18. angel, jr.
    5th July 2008 / 4:00 pm

    I love that Robert Louis Stevenson quote. Awesome.I am hoping you are feeling better!

  19. Scarlet
    7th July 2008 / 11:49 pm

    I had a board to at my last job. It was full of insulting quotes more geared towards the bosses. It was witty and funny and full of cartoons. Yours are inspirational and true. I know you’ll find your way…we all do, and then we get lost again. That’s life. Cozy up to new faces and have fun along the way. πŸ˜‰

  20. Writer Chick
    9th July 2008 / 3:24 am

    Claire,This post resonated with me in so many ways – I understand that form of blues. And it’s then that all the ugly stuff comes to the surface and rears its ugly head, only making it worse, eh?I don’t know what it is you want or feel you can’t have. But I can tell you that sometimes even if you don’t believe you can, it will believe in you anyway. Hope you’re feeling the sun from both directions today.Annie

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