Before and after my transplant I have
always tried to remain positive with each obstacle I have faced, this page is
based around the "Feel good factor" aimed at lifting ones spirit.
There will be a number of articles, phrases, artwork, and useful web links designed for
THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL,
pictures above were drawn when I was nine years old. I was asked to draw my
life before and after my heart Transplant. It is my hope that these pictures
give a positive outlook for those who have just received or waiting for the
Gift Of Life.
TO THOSE OF US THAT HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE
TRANSPLANT OPERATION, TO THE PATIENTS THAT ARE
WAITING, AND THE ONES THAT ARE JUST GOING INTO
THEIRS. THE FOLLOWING IS A SAYING THAT I HAVE HAD
FOR MANY YEARS. TO ME THIS IS WHAT IT IS REALLY ALL
ABOUT. WITH THE DONOR PROGRAM AND FAITH IN GOD,
WE ARE A CHOSEN FEW.ALWAYS THINK POSITIVE, KEEP A
POSITIVE ATTITUDE NO MATTER HOW ADVERSE THE CONDITIONS.
LIFE CAN BE VERY CRUEL AND MEAN, BUT WE HAVE TO GET A
FIRM GRIP ON ADVERSITY AND BEAT IT. A POSITIVE ATTITUDE BREEDS
POSITIVE THINGS, A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE BRINGS PAIN AND FEAR.
IN OUR POSITION THERE IS NO ROOM FOR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS.
KEEP THE FAITH MY FRIENDS AND NOTHING BUT GOOD WILL HAPPEN.
If you think you're
beaten, You Are!
If you think you
dare not, You don't
If you want to win
but think you can't
It's almost certain
If you think you'll
lose, Your Lost,
For out in this
world you'll find,
Success begins with
a fellows will,
It's all in the
state of mind.
If you think you're
You've got to think
high to rise,
You've got to be
sure of yourself,
Before you can ever
win a prize.
Life's battles don't
By the stronger or
But pretty soon
The fellow that wins
Is the fellow that
thinks he can.
Written By Walter.B. Wintle.
longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important
than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than
failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will
make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is
we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for
that day. We cannot change our past...We cannot change the fact that
people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The
only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is
our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% - What happens to me and
90% - how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of
my motto - Think Ability not Disability
The following website
gives a soothing and relaxing message that is true for every one in everyday
living, please click onto www.positivepause.com
Sit back, relax and take in the message of life.
Both of the above sites
are links to The Daily Motivator and continue the positive message.
The following link is based around religion and again
delivers a positive message. Either click on "see presentation or enter
the website and scroll down to Presentation.
This particular site delivers a powerful message in the
beauty of words and music and again is based around religion and one's faith
It's wonderous what a hug can
A hug can cheer you when you're blue.
A hug can say "I love you so",
Or"Gee I hate to see you go."
A hug is "Welcome back, again".
And, "Great to see you! Where've you been?"
A hug can soothe a small child's pain,
And bring a rainbow after rain.
The hug, there's no doubt about it,
We scarcely could survive without it.
A hug delights, and warms, and charms,
It must be why God gave us arms....
The Above sketched penned By fellow transplant buddy Bob
Pitcock, Texas U.S.A.(Thanks Bob.)
The Gift Of Life
I'm standing here, take a look around,
And cherish every sight and sound,
And thank the heavens for the life I'm
Just to feel the sunlight on my skin,
Or taste the air, really breathe it in,
And thank the heavens for all of their
This is life, the wonderful gift of life,
Such wonders to see, this is life,
That beautiful gift of life,
Wash over me.
To see, those stars shine so bright,
And the comets blaze their trails,
On those wishful nights.
This is life, so precious, so beautiful
Such treasures to see, this is life,
That wonderful gift of life, you gave me.
Just to feel sweet music touch my soul,
To have a dream, to have a wish, to
To reach ones goal.
This is life, the wonderful gift of life,
Such wonders to see, it's my life,
The wonderful gift of life, you gave,
Words and music Written and produced By
Andrew Wilson (c)2004 All rights
Standing for what
you believe in,
Regardless of the odds against you,
And the pressure that tears at your resistance,
Keeping a smile on your face,
When inside you feel like dying,
For the sake of supporting others,
Stopping at nothing,
And doing what's in your heart,
You know is right,
Doing more than is expected,
To make another's life a little more bearable
Without uttering a single complaint,
Helping a friend in need,
No matter the time or effort,
To the best of your ability,
Giving more than you have
And expecting nothing but nothing
Holding your head high,
And being the best you know you can be
When life seems to fall apart at your feet,
Facing each difficulty with the confidence
That time will bring you better tomorrows,
And never giving up,
The Clock Of Life
The clock of life
is wound but once
And no one has the
To tell what time
the hands may stop,
At late or early
Now is the only time
Live, love and toil
with a will,
Place no faith in
For the clock may
then be still.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and its turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victors cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when your hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit!
to know that every
is a new beginning,
is to trust that
do come true.
to see angels
the wonder of
and the wisdom of
man in the moon.
to know the value
a nurturing heart,
innocence of a
' s eyes
the beauty of an
it is through their
learn to love.
to find the
us when it is time
pick up the pieces
to know we
life is a gift and
is our time to
to know that
all our hopes
FRIENDS LIKE ME
1ST: I can see your feeling down,
It's the way you wear that frown,
Well I've got news for you.
There's no need to sit and pout,
Don't hang your head in doubt,
Cause we can work it out.
Ch: Just follow me, and maybe you'll see,
Just how wonderful life can be,
When you have friends like me,
You know it's true, there aint nothing
you can't do,
If you believe in what you do,
Hey I believe in you.
2nd: So come on and raise a little smile,
You're gonna see that life's worthwhile,
Just let the sun come shinning through,
And even if things get a little scary,
And situations get a little hairy,
Just know, I'll be there for you.
Ch: And so you'll see, just how wonderful life-
Now you have friends, friends like me,
Yeah I believe in you!
You know it's true, there's no need -
for feeling blue,
If you keep faith in what you do,
Hey, I believe in you, Yeah I believe in
Yeah I believe in you.
Words and music written By
Andrew Wilson (c)2003-05)
the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
A smile will take you the distance in life.
A smile can bring some relief to your strife.
A smile attracts people closer to you.
A smile improves on the things that you do.
A smile is positive. Happy! A
A smile says one thing, and perfectly clear.
A smile enlightens all those whom receive it.
A smile returns one from all who perceive it.
A smile's a symbol. A statement applied.
A smile is confidence! Humbleness!
A smile is a natural thing people do.
Wouldn't a smile, look pleasant on you?
Believe in Yourself
Whatever it is you are wanting of you.
Whatever you choose in your lifetime to do.
So what if it's something that's totally new.
Believe in yourself. See it through.
It isn't important if others believe it.
What counts is that you were the one to conceive it.
And just how sincerely, you truly believe it.
Believe in yourself. You'll achieve it.
People will scorn you. Affect your
Fill you with doubt towards your current ambitions.
Don't fall a victim to their inhibitions.
Believe in yourself and your missions.
Know in your heart, what you're doing is right.
Know you can do it, with all of your might.
Know that the goal is one clearly in sight.
Believe in yourself. You'll shine bright.
Life is abundant with pleasures anew.
Life is a gift, that's been given to you.
Life is an adventure! To question!
Life is appreciate! Life to adore!
Life in the beauty of all that's around you.
Life in miraculous things that astound you.
Life is the simple things, taken for
Life so mysterious. Life so enchanted.
Life to be lived to the fullest. To play!
Life to experience, every day!
The most destructive
loss........................Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying
The most endangered
Our greatest natural
"shot in the arm"..................Encouragement
The greatest problem
The most effective
sleeping pill................Peace of mind
The most crippling
The most powerful
force in life..........................Love
The most dangerous
The world's most
incredible computer................The brain
The worst thing to
be without.... ...................... Hope
The two most
power-filled words......................."I Can"
The greatest asset......................................Faith
The most worthless emotion..........................Self-pity
The most beautiful attire..............................SMILE!
The most prized possession......................... Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication.............Prayer
The most contagious spirit.........................Enthusiasm
"Don't Ever Stop Dreaming
Don't ever be reluctant to
show your feelings, when you're happy, give in to it. When you're not, live
with it. Don't ever be afraid to try to make things better, you might be
surprised at the results.
Don't ever take the weight of the world on your
shoulders. Don't ever feel threatened by the future, take life one day at a
time. Don't ever feel guilty about the past, what's done is done.
Learn from any mistakes you might have made. Don't
ever feel that you are alone, there is always somebody there for you to
reach out to.
Don't ever forget that you can achieve so many of
the things you can imagine. It's not as hard as it seems.
Don't ever stop loving, don't ever stop believing,
don't ever stop dreaming your dreams.
Thoughts to Remember
#1- "Giving is an exercise that makes a healthy
#2- "Instead of counting the days, make the
#3- "Be cautious.......opportunity does
the knocking for temptation, too"
#4- "Those who say it can't be done, should get
out of the way, of those who are doing it"
#5- " gentleness & kind persuasion win,
where force & bluster fail"
#6- "The same hammer that shatters the glass,
also forges the steel"
#7- If most folks practiced what they preach,
they'd be too busy to preach"
#8- "You can't turn back the clock, but you can
wind it up again"
#9- "Great mountains of happiness, grow out of
little hills of kindness"
#10- Footprints in the sands of time, are never
made, by sitting down"