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10 Uplifting Quotes for the 'Stay-in-Bed' Days of Chronic Illness

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When living with chronic illness, even getting out of bed can be too much sometimes. I’ve had a few of those days recently and have put together my 10 favorite quotes for such days! I find they always help to cheer me up.

1. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher


2. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

3. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau

4. “Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.” – Osho Rajneesh

5. “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you might just be the world.” – Unknown

6. “Just keep swimming.” – Dory (from “Finding Nemo”)

7. “And so do all who come to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – Gandalf (from “The Fellowship of the Ring” by J.R.R. Tolkien)

8. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

9. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

10. “By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliot

stuffed animal tucked into covers on bed

I hope you like these as much as I do and if you’re having a stay-in-bed day for whatever reason they’ve helped brighten it up a bit for you. Let me know your favorite quotes for such days!

This post originally appeared on Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS.

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Originally published: August 14, 2017
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