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7 inspiring quotes about accepting chronic illness

quotes about accepting chronic illness

Over the years I have been collecting quotes that inspire me on this chronic illness journey and I hope you may find them helpful to you as well.  I especially like the first quote because it is so simple and to the point.

Please feel free to use or share these images however you wish. Today I am sharing the quotes on acceptance.

Acceptance is often confused with the notion of being OKAY with what has happened. This is not the reality. Most people don’t ever feel okay about having a chronic illness, like fibromyalgia. But we come to a place where we can accept our new reality. We learn to live with our new normal.  

I resisted this new norm for years, and tried to maintain my life as it was before I became ill. This made life very difficult, frustrating and exhausting. 

Then I came to the realization that I had to readjust. I asked for help and reorganized my daily life to be more in tune with how I could now live. I listened to my needs and the needs of those with whom I lived. I reached out and made new friends. I started to reach out to others and became involved in their lives. I changed, grew and evolved all because of the process of acceptance. 

I can never give up hope of a cure, but I could not begin to live again until I accepted my condition. 


 7 Quotes to inspire
Perfection is out of the question. ~ Ann Archer

 7 Quotes to inspire
I take a simple view of living. It is to keep your eyes open and get on with it. ~ Sir Laurence Olivier

 7 Quotes to inspire
If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

 7 Quotes to inspire
Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter. ~ Dan Reeves

 7 Quotes to inspire
There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely. ~ Ugo Betti

 7 Quotes to inspire
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James A. Baldwin

 7 Quotes to inspire
We can let our circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. ~ Earl Nightingdale

6 comments:

  1. Love these! "Perfection is out of the question" is great. I typically say, "Done is better than perfect" and rejoice when I am able to get something done!! <3

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    1. Hey that's what I've been trying to teach my kids for years now!

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  2. Love this! Famous quotes have kept me going through adversity to the other side. I wrote about it for ProHealth. Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants: Managing Chronic Pain And Invisible Illness With Words From the Wise
    https://www.prohealth.com/library/standing-shoulders-giants-managing-chronic-pain-invisible-illness-words-wise-84659
    Love the way you added the graphics! I also have a quote journal. We are kindred spirits, for sure.

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    1. Hi Celeste, yes kindred spirits. Thanks for sharing your article about how quotes have helped you. There are some of my favourite quotes in your article!

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