Some really good motivational quotes :)

I really like these quotes. They are especially relevant to illness, but they can relate to anyone.


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

The best revenge is massive success.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.

Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can

You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down.  The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.

You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

We are stronger in the places we have been broken.

The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.

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.

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.

Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove that we showed up for it.

Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.

I can’t tell you when, but I can promise you it will get better, it will get easier, and it will all be worthwhile. Just promise me you won’t ever give up.

Live to inspire, and one day people will say, because of you, I didn’t give up.

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’

Regret for the things we have done will be tempered by time. It is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to just try one more time.

It’s about the journey.

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.

The truth is we’re all a little bit broken. We must learn to love the broken pieces of ourselves – be gentle and empathetic with ourselves, and others.

Hope doesn’t require a massive chain where heavy links of logic hold it together. A thin wire will do…just strong enough to get us through the night until the winds die down.

Nothing is more beautiful than a real smile that has struggled through tears.

Don’t forget you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown, just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are headed.

Some days are better, some days are worse. Look for the blessing instead of the curse. Be positive, stay strong, and get enough rest. You can’t do it all, but you can do your best.

The strongest people I’ve met have not been given an easier life. They’ve learned to create strength and happiness from dark places.

We are stronger in the places we have been broken.

I don’t want my pain and struggle to make me a victim. I want my battle to make me someone else’s hero.

Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something that is broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.

Do not believe the things you tell yourself when you’re sad and alone.

If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can.

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

A woman is like a tea bag: You never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”

She believed she could so she did.

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

Time is priceless, but it’s free. You can’t own it, you can use it. You can spend it. But you can’t keep it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

Nothing is more destined to create deep-seated anxieties in people than the false assumption that life should be free of anxieties.

The truth that many people never understand is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt.

The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling than we can ever imagine.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.

Something will grow from all you are going through and it will be you.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.

Health is like a crown the healthy wear, but only the sick can see it.

It’s like swimming upstream every moment you are awake.

She was always fighting a battle but her smile would never tell you so.

And here you are, living despite it all.


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EnFit is awesome!

Different medical devices have their own specialized tubing connections. IV tubing only connects to other IV tubing. Trach connectors only connect to trach things. All except enteral tubing! Enteral tubes use oral syringes that aren’t specifically for tubes. But most importantly, feeding tubes use a universal connector called a christmas tree adapter. Believe it or not, sometimes in hospitals enteral devices get plugged in to things such as IVs or trachs. This is called tubing misconnection, and it can be deadly. Formula could literally fill a lung or be pushed into an IV! This is because christmas tree adapters are so versatile that they literally fit almost anything!

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The solution is pretty awesome: Enteral tubing connectors get their own specialized bore size! It will be impossible to plug these connectors into anything but feeding tubes! EnFit got FDA approved four years ago and has a whole plan to implement their system.  Not only will this prevent unnecessary deaths do to tubing misconnection, but it will also be really nice for use at home. All the connectors will screw on to each other, so they won’t suddenly pop off like they do right now.

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There will also be specialized EnFit syringes.

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I am so excited for these changes!



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