Journeyman's Row
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Words of Wisdom

Do not throw stones into someone else's path.

my Dad.
The most important thing is to have your own opinion.
my Dad
Just keep plugging away.
my Dad

(Suicide) is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

my Mom

"I want to be a victor.

Not a victim."

fellow NAMI IOOV Presenter,

Debra Liberto.



"Depression is not a sign of weakness. It means you have been strong for far too long." Phey Hoyman.



"I don't want you to save me; I want you to stand beside me while I save myself." Heather Lee.

"If you respect and treat me accordingly, and if I can see that you respect and treat others accordingly, then I will give you of the shirt off my back.  Do onto others as you would want others to do onto you.

But I do not and will never be forced to judge any group of people based on the actions or differences of an individual (such as by skin color, age, racial background, nationality, economic standing, political party, combat background, physical disability, gender/identity, sexual orientation, OR mental health)."
[My guiding principles].
(click on phrase for web URL*)



"I stood up to STIGMA in my community and SURVIVED." (my words).  [Motto]


  It is up to me to be trustworthy and respectful to you." (my words).  [Motto]  (click on phrase for web URL*)




"Give the tomorrows a chance." (my words).  [Motto]  (click on phrase for web URL*)


"(Knowing is half the battle).  The other half is doing something about it." (my words).  [Motto]


"I know what this is like." (my words, and about time I put this one on here too).


"Yet, I am here.  Still." (my words).
 

"You need to smile on the inside before you can smile on the outside." (my words).


"You would be surprised that, by just giving your best, how far in life you can get.
  A lot further than you think." (my words).






"The misery you could feel on any given day, may break your spirit.
  LIVE ANYWAY." (my words; adapted from & intended as an addition to the late Mother Teresa's "Anyway" poem).


"Some of the greatest things can come from some of the most terrible experiences." (my words).  (click on phrase for web URL*)


"Inspiration is all around us." (my words; adapted from my former professor Dr. Robert McLaughlin's quote about history).


"Inspiration is the world's most renewable source of energy." (my words).


"Life is only a bitch if you make it that way.  I choose to have a better attitude towards life and everyone around me." (my words).


"Everyone deserves to be loved.  Everyone." (my words).


"Please, remember me not as the hero I tried to be, nor the struggle my life has been.  Remember me for who you could be, if you have as much courage as I do." (my words).


"The struggle to survive is not always physical." (my words).  (click on phrase for web URL*)


"When your back is against the wall, you survive.  Giving up should not be an option.  I know.  I tried once, but I'm still surviving." (my words).


"Overcoming anxiety and or depression is like trying to fight with your mind tied behind your back." (my words).  (click on phrase for web URL*)


"Never settle for last place." (my words).  (click on phrase for web URL*)


"I am good at a little bit of everything, but not good enough at one thing to make a living." (my words; inspired by my late paternal Grandfather for having worked a lot of odd jobs to support his family while my Dad grew up).


"You will only have so many family members in your life time.  Make them count." (my words).


"Never underestimate the desire to inspire." (my words).


"Heroes have their darkest hours too." (my words).


"Someday, redheads will rule the world." (my words & dedicated to my 2nd cousins Madison & Makayla).


"If something or someone is very important and means the world to you, don't just lay down in front of the bus. Stand up in front of the tank. Let it try to crush your dreams." (my words).


"Confidence is in the mind of the beholder." (my words).  (click on phrase for web URL*)


"Respect given is respect earned." (my words).


"What you choose to live for; what you are willing to live with. That's life." (my words).


"As quiet as quiet can be, you'll never silence me." (my words).


(when working as a Customer Care Representative for DirecTV), "I don't let the bad callers get me down.  I let the good callers lift me up." (my words).


"There is more to me than meets the dotted i." (my words).


"Stranger things have happened."
 

"A hero can be anyone.  Even a (man) doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young (boy's) shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended." Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises.  (click on phrase for web URL*)




"I can do this all day." Chris Evans, Capt. America Steve Rogers' recurrent motto from the MCU (and a 6-Word Memoir of mine as well).




"A wise (king) never seeks out war, but must always be ready for it." Chris Hemsworth, Thor - Ragnarok.




"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me." Christian Bale, Batman Begins.  (click on phrase for web URL*)


 


"As hard as it is to live with a mental illness, it's also hard to love someone with a mental health condition when we don't know how to help." Mayim Bialik.




"Nobody said what we do is easy.  Nothing worthwhile ever is." Edward Mulhare, Knight Rider 2000 TV motion picture.




"I've always thought of God as a teacher; a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding." Ian McKellen, X-Men.




"When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge."

former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback, Terry Bradshaw.




"Without the darkness, how would we recognize the light?  Do not fear your negative thoughts.  They are part of you.  They are a part of every living being.  ...  To pretend it does not exist is to create an opportunity for it to escape." Tim Russ, Star Trek Voyager Season 2 Episode 10 "Cold Fire".




"What we leave behind is not as important as how we lived." Patrick Stewart, Star Trek Generations.  (click on phrase for web URL*)




"How we deal with death, is at least as important as how we deal with life - wouldn't you say?" William Shatner, Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan.




"With great power comes great responsibility." Cliff Robertson, Spider-Man.