Vic-ism-13 - Put on Your Big Girl Pants

Shared by Adele Ice-King on October 25, 2019
Whenever I needed my mom to give me encouragement or a little boost of confidence, I’d tell her what was going on, she’d listen with an understanding heart and unconditional patience - like I was the only thing that mattered (even if she was busy with 100 other things).   She’d simply tell me she understood, loved me and knew everything would be okay, better than okay.   Then, and I love this, she’d say: “Little girl, don’t focus on the negatives and worry about things you can’t control, see it as done, put on your big girl pants, and go do it.”

Vic's Favorite Quotes and Inspiration

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 21, 2019
While looking through my memory box, I came across a document my mom created and gave me several years ago entitled "Favorite Quotes and Inspiration," and I want to share it because, since her death, I've been asking her to talk to me, help me, tell me what to do, etc.  I realized I just needed to listen longer and remember more. 
 - Celebrate our differences
 - Don't let someone else rent space in your head
 - That's the worst I think, when a secret stays locked within not for the want of a teller, but for the want of an understanding ear.  (Stephen King)
 - Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Others stay awhile, make footprints on our heart and we are never, ever the same.
 - Forgiveness is the release of all hope for a better past
 - I would like to be in a relationship with someone as crazy as me, so I can STOP explaining myself
 - Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes, courage is the little voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
 - Life is a dance when you take the steps
 - Words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless (goes for good or abusive words)
 - We tend to see things not as they are, but see them as who we are
 - Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside of you while you are alive and not being true to yourself.
 - Destiny is not a matter of chance.  It is a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
 - To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance
 - Courage is the power to let go of the familiar, and let your curiosity take you on a journey
 - One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks
 - It you let go of the past instead of getting in it, your heart will be open and ready to receive the new gifts life has in store
 - When people really listen to what we are saying, we feel that they really care.  In fact, you could say, listening is love in action.
 - I could complain the rosebush has thorns or rejoice the thorn bush has a rose
 - The only person who is truly free, is the one who can say "no" without an excuse
 - Anxiety is the space between the "NOW" and the "THEN"
 - Try something new three times.  Once, to get over the fear of something new; twice, to learn to do it; and third, to decide whether or not you like it.
 - Finish every day and be done with it.  Life is too short to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
 - We worry who a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that they are someone today
 - Yes, risk taking is inherently failure prone; otherwise, it would be called "sure-thing taking."
 - Goals that are not written down and committed to usually become mere wishes
 - To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are
 - Words that come from the heart enter the other's heart

Vic-ism 12 - Chocolate Milk is Good for the Soul

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 22, 2019

Vic-ism 11 - I knew you before you were born

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 22, 2019
Just one of the thousands of my mom’s affirmations

Vic-ism 10 - Twinkies

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 22, 2019
Love this

Vic-ism 09 - Give her Some Damn Meat

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 22, 2019
I laugh every time I read this

Vic-ism 08 - Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 22, 2019
Start your Day with a Smile

Vic-ism 07- Learn to Adjust...Keep Moving

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 22, 2019
Mom knew best!

Vic-ism 06 - NICE MATTERS

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 22, 2019
Advice from mom...

Vic-ism 05 - Ten Priceless Bits of Wisdom

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 21, 2019
Thank you for this guide to life!

Vic-ism 04 - Memories Create Who We Become

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 21, 2019
Mom wrote this years ago and gave me a copy for my memory box...Thank you mom!

Vic-ism 03 - For My Daughter

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 21, 2019
April 23, 2019

Little girl,
I'm not going to offer you any wisdom about life - you're doing just fine.  And I won't remind you to be happy because you already have a gift for finding happiness and sharing it.  All I want is to give you a few simple words to carry in your heart - I love you, believe in you, and I just can't imagine anyone ever having a daughter more wonderful than you. 
Thank you for being "my daughter."  To me, I claim giving you that title - no matter what else - that is most important to me.  I love you and am always with you. 
Love you,

Vic-ism 02 - Life is a Gift

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 20, 2019
“Life is a gift - one to be explored, enjoyed, shared and used as a source of continual learning.

Vic-ism 01 - The Circle of Life

Shared by Adele Ice-King on August 20, 2019
Recently, Vic wrote:
"As a registered nurse, the “circle of life” comes to my mind daily. Depending on whom I am thinking or speaking with, the message may alter at times but it always brings me back close to the lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice in The Lion King.  Paraphrased in my mind – from the day we arrive on this planet there is more to be seen than is ever possible to see; more to do than can ever be done, and to this I add more to learn than ever can be learned."

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