Quotes and Mantras To Help CRPS Warriors
Written by Samantha Anderson for the RSDSA blog
Everyone has bad days. They are inevitable. Bad days are what make good days feel amazing. It can feel incredibly difficult to get through some bad days, particularly if pain is high on those days. We all need something to pull us through and remind us that things get better and that we are strong than we believe.
Take a look through some of the quotes that we found helpful for bad days with CRPS. Consider printing out this list or taking your favorite one and writing it out to hang up on your mirror so you see it every morning.
For the moments when things just are not going right: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow” -Helen Keller
For the days you have to deal with people that doubt your pain or the days you are completely frustrated with everything: “I truly believe that everything we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers- if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.” -Maria Gibbs
When your CRPS pain is flaring and you are wishing for a cure: “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” -Ralph Marston
OR “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” -Lee Iacocca
When you can only find the things wrong with yourself: “Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that’s positive and celebrate that!” -Tyra Banks
On the days when something less than favorable happens: “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have.” -Walter Anderson
When you think about the past: “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us”- Joseph Campbell
When you feel as though you have no control: “I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.” -Paulo Coelho.
There are blessings hidden everywhere; I will find them
I am enough, I have enough, and I am doing enough. I accept myself and my life fully right now.
No one is you and that is your power (or no one is me and that is my power)
My breaths will be deep and my heart will be open
I will remember that the only shoes I wear are my own
Do what only you can do
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