Epilepsy Talk

Epilepsy Quotes to Inspire You… | December 31, 2018

With the new year upon us, I thought you might enjoy some positivity to carry you through the year.

Wishing you a new year of health and happiness, love and light, every day of 2019.

Here are some quotes that have inspired me:

“I want people with epilepsy to know that there are ways in which they can play a role in their own recovery. It’s all in how they approach what is happening and how they can use that as a catalyst for their own growth. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that people are willing to embrace you if you share your story.”  Danny Glover

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”  Scott Hamilton

“I’m not disabled, I’m Differently Able!”  Montel Williams

“Motivation depends what you do… attitude determines how well you do it!”  Lesley Donnelly

I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything! ”  Sasha Azevedo

“Support. Something that speaks volumes and shouldn’t cost a penny.”  Anonymous

“I feel so lucky that I met the love of my life. You know somebody’s in it to win it when…you’re having a seizure and they’re holding you…”  Kathleen Hanna

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”  Bill Watterson

“Having epilepsy does not mean you have to expect and cope with depression. You have as much right to help and support as anyone else.” Anonymous

“The ribbon is like a visual hug for someone with epilepsy”  Mary Loughling.

“We can fight seizures if we fight for our dreams everyday and appreciate the little things we accomplish”  Rachel Joy

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”  Christopher Robin to Pooh Bear

“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.”  C.C. Scott

“I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street; I met a man who had no feet.”  Ancient Persian Saying

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice.”  Sally Komar

“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.”  Barbara de Angelis

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  1. You got some good quotes there, but being alone when you have epilepsy is never a good thing to have where that reality of daily living is present with the seizure life. That’s why I am always looking up, because those who you look at or hope to depend on here on earth, they really never worry or care about the daily needs you need, plus other issues you may be having. FAMILY is worse, when those with out seizures live their KA SARA SARA life, WHATEVER WILL BE WILL BE & their life is A OKAY until something BAD happens to them, then they may tell you,, Don’t sweat the small stuff & alike. Right,,that’s them, but having the seizure life which is far from the reality of a having any normal life, is why the words of Jesus in JOHN chapters 14 & 15 should always be remembered, knowing that eternal life is never going to be anything like this is now. We all are going to be having an eternal life somewhere, as I’m sure there are many who cares less about those words, to which I say SAYBL,, Sorry About Your Bad Luck. I know my seizures has kept my eyes looking up more than any direction besides down at times when nothing seems to go right, but that is THIS LIFE, not the eternal life I am not afraid of living anytime soon. Death can be a good thing if you’re ready for it & do not fear it, as you may fear a seizure & all of what it can do besides death itself. There is a life worth living, and it is not here on earth now, back in the past, nor will ever be. I have my mansion, but have not seen it yet. What can be better than that for 2019 ?

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    Comment by CD — December 31, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

    • Craig, I wish you a blessed 2019, wherever you may find yourself.


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 31, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

      • Thank you so much for writing this and I want to add:Colossians3:2 Set your minds on what is above, not what is on the earth

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        Comment by Jill Whiting — December 31, 2018 @ 6:35 PM

      • I set my eyes on what is above and below…and all that is in between.


        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 31, 2018 @ 10:28 PM

  2. Inspiring thoughts to start the new year. Thank you for sharing . . . this and everything you do.

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    Comment by Paget Bridges — December 31, 2018 @ 9:32 AM

    • Paget, thanks for being part of it. We can only share, if we care.

      I care for all of you and care about your health and happiness for 2019 and beyond.


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 31, 2018 @ 11:23 AM

  3. Seizures are reminders about how fragile life is and that life should be cherished…The day may come when someone will look at you and be inspired by your experience and ability to live with such a disability. When that happens, you become a source of hope to other people.
    From Sailing through the Storms of Seizures

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    Comment by Jon Sadler — December 31, 2018 @ 4:42 PM

  4. Starting with knowing nothing about Epilepsy, it’s incredible to believe that I made it this far, 20yrs of seizures, alive & kicking into the new year, learning a whole lot more about life than I’ve ever known before.
    Looking back, I can see & feel your inspiring quotes had deep connection, meaning & effect into the life I’ve come to know & appreciate every moment of my journey in this world.
    Thank you for sharing the wisdom of living a beautiful life, I’ve learned to be grateful to all the experience I’ve gone through to make it this far.
    Carrying my heavy cross into another year, I’ve become more confident that I more stronger than yesterday.
    To all those who shared my journey in this this life,,, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — December 31, 2018 @ 9:32 PM

    • You are strong…you are kind…you are compassionate …you are wise…you are still alive…and you are blessed, Gerrie.


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 31, 2018 @ 10:43 PM

      • Phylis,
        Thank you for your uplifting & encouraging kind words.
        I’m fortunate, you’ve been there for me when I desperately needed a mentor, to help me navigate through the difficult times.
        I’ve learned a lot from your knowledge, experience & priceless information to make it this far.
        Yes ended, I feel blessed to know a courageous lady like you, committed & determined to help out the people who’re trying to figure out & manage life with Epilepsy.
        Thank you for making this world a better place to live.

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — January 2, 2019 @ 4:40 PM

      • And thank you for being the kind, caring, compassionate soul that you are, Gerrie.

        I’m honored that I can accompany you on your path.


        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — January 2, 2019 @ 4:47 PM

  5. These are some of the best quotes I’ve read and gives so much hope and understanding. Great way to start 2019!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Regina Lovelace — January 1, 2019 @ 8:18 PM

  6. Regina, sometimes we learn from the wisdom of others.

    I try to.

    I’m glad you appreciated and enjoyed the quotes.


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — January 1, 2019 @ 9:19 PM

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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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