A place for members to request and respond to requests from women looking for a one-on-one mentor, or to connect with others living in similar geographic areas.
Posted on: Jan 13, 2007 01:10AM - edited Jan 9, 2009 06:29AM by ritajean
ritajean wrote:I'm very curious about all the Illinois ladies who are making this breast cancer journey or who have finished it. Where are you located? What's your diagnosis? Where are you in your treatment plan? How's it going for you?
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Mar 4, 2018 01:20PM IllinoisLady wrote:
Navy you are so welcome. I fell in love with them quite a while back. Originally I think Chevy sent me a link to the song they do called Hero. They are sitting at their kitchen table. Anyway, I looked up info on them and found out that it was mainly a large musical family. I thought it so wholesome to spend so much time together doing music which they obviously love.
Mar 5, 2018 07:26AM IllinoisLady wrote:
The cure for all the illness of life is stored in the inner depth of life itself, the access to which becomes possible when we are alone. This solitude is a world in itself, full of wonders and resources unthought-of- is absurdly near; yet so unapproachably distant. -Rabindranath Tagore
Mar 5, 2018 10:26PM ChiSandy wrote:
Those kids do a wonderful job on those songs. I'm especially tickled to see them "kicking it old-school" with just a single large-diaphragm condenser mic, like the 1920s-'30s bluegrass and old-time country bands used. Nice sound panning too--as if the mic weren't there and you were watching them in the same room.
Mar 6, 2018 07:47AM IllinoisLady wrote:
If you're happy, you're wealthy. Happiness doesn't need a bank account.
Mary Christelle Macaluso
Mar 7, 2018 07:38AM IllinoisLady wrote:
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. -Orison Swett Marden
Mar 8, 2018 09:33AM IllinoisLady wrote:
Overcome obstacles - grow and bloom anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Mar 9, 2018 07:54AM - edited Mar 9, 2018 07:55AM by IllinoisLady
Sometimes looking deep into the eyes of a child, you are
conscious of meeting a glance full of wisdom. The
child has known nothing yet but love and beauty. All
this piled-up world knowledge you have acquired is
unguessed at by her. And yet you meet this wonderful
look that tells you in a moment more than all the
years of experience have seemed to teach.
Have had this experience a lot of times.
Mar 10, 2018 07:45AM IllinoisLady wrote:
In three words I can
sum up everything I've
learned about life:
It goes on.
Mar 11, 2018 08:10AM IllinoisLady wrote:
For many years now I have listened to the stories of people with cancer
and other life-threatening illnesses as their counselor. From them
I have learned how to enjoy the minute particulars of life once again,
the grace of a hot cup of coffee, the presence of a friend,
the blessing of having a new cake of soap or an hour without pain.
Such humble experience is the stuff that many of the very best stories are made of. If we think we have no stories it is because we have not paid
enough attention to our lives. Most of us live lives that are far richer
and more meaningful than we appreciate.
Rachel Naomi Remen
Mar 12, 2018 08:03AM IllinoisLady wrote:
Over the years I have come to believe that life is full of unchosen circumstances, that being human has to do with the evolution of our individual consciousness and with it, responsibilities for choice. Pain and joy both come with life. I believe that how we respond to what happens to us and around us shapes who we become and has to do with the psyche or the soul's growth. -Jean Shinoda Bolen
Mar 13, 2018 06:56AM IllinoisLady wrote:
I remember the morning that I first asked the meaning of the
word "love. . . ."
Miss Sullivan put her arm gently round me and spelled into
my hand, "I love Helen."
"What is love?" I asked. . . .
"Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky before
the sun came out," she replied. . . . "You cannot touch the clouds,
you know; but you feel the rain and know how glad the flowers
and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day. You cannot
touch love either; but you feel the sweetness that it pours into
everything. Without love you would not be happy or want to play."
The beautiful truth burst upon my mind--I felt that these were
invisible lines stretched between my spirit and the spirits of others.
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose
fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Mar 14, 2018 07:51AM IllinoisLady wrote:
He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu
Mar 15, 2018 09:43AM IllinoisLady wrote:
Two things fill me with constantly increasing admiration and awe,
the longer and more earnestly I reflect on them:
the starry heavens without and the moral law within.
Mar 16, 2018 10:47AM IllinoisLady wrote:
Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone. -Paul Tillich
Mar 17, 2018 07:52AM IllinoisLady wrote:
May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing
Mar 18, 2018 07:10AM IllinoisLady wrote:
It is in the whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has meaning. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn.
M. Scott Peck
Mar 19, 2018 08:00AM IllinoisLady wrote:
Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweetcorn and flowers, through sports, music and books, raising kids—all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through. Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. -Garrison Keillor
Mar 20, 2018 07:25AM IllinoisLady wrote:
If I can think of myself as loved, I can love and accept others. If I see myself as forgiven, I can be gracious toward others.If I see myself as powerful, I can do what I know is right. If I see myself as full, I can give myself freely to others. -Kathy Peel
Mar 20, 2018 12:29PM ChiSandy wrote:
The smelt are running in Lake Michigan. Sure sign of spring (along with measurable tree pollen counts).
Mar 21, 2018 07:57AM IllinoisLady wrote:
The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis
Mar 22, 2018 07:49AM IllinoisLady wrote:
Once again -- couldn't decide, so just put in both.
Never succumb to the notion that others are less important
based on their place of birth.
All of humanity are our brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
The manifest universe is the body of God ...
all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes
14 hours ago IllinoisLady wrote:
There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring.There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter. -Rachel Carson