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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Inspirational Saturday

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
—Thomas Carlye

40 Inspirational Speeches in two minutes:

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." ~ Marie Curie

Happy Birthday to Marie Curie - an inspirational woman who had persistence and perseverance:

"Only a couple of months later, (after her husband) - Curie died. Her death on July 4, 1934, at the Sancellemoz Sanatorium in Passy, in Haute-Savoie, eastern France, was from aplastic anemia, almost certainly contracted from exposure to radiation. The damaging effects of ionizing radiation were then not yet known, and much of her work had been carried out in a shed without any safety measures. She had carried test tubes containing radioactive isotopes in her pocket and stored them in her desk drawer, remarking on the pretty blue-green light that the substances gave off in the dark.

Her laboratory is preserved at the Musée Curie.

Due to their levels of radioactivity, her papers from the 1890s (and even her cookbook) are considered too dangerous to handle. They are kept in lead-lined boxes; those who wish to consult them must wear protective clothing." Wikipedia

You really need to look up Madam Curie in the Wikipedia. Chatty is at a loss for words - believe it or not). This woman went through just about every adversity imaginable and yet nothing, nothing stopped her. (See her quote above). Parents, poverty, leaving her home, not being accepted because she was a woman, and more - yet she persevered and persevered to be one of the greatest scientists and contributor to 'helping' people in the world.

I'm learning so much by doing this - it amazes me.

Love, Chatty


ClassyChassy said...

When I was in school for the Rad Tech program, we did a brief study on this woman - she's done a lot for us all in her studies and findings. Sad that she was not aware of precautionary measures that we need working around the rays - she might have been instrumental in more than just X-rays!
Cute header, by the way!

Deb said...

Major Duh! I had no idea she lived in the twentieth century. Going to read up on her now. Thanks for this informative post.

Nezzy said...

I just wanted to pop back in and thank you for visitin' leaving me a sweet comment and hoppin' on. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride.

In the words of Granny Clampett, "Ya'll come back now,ya hear!!"

Have the best weekend filled with may blessings!!!

Chatty Crone said...

My life runs so fast that I do things half a--ed sometimes - I should have given ClassyChassy credit for my blog title - she did it for me! Thank you and I am so sorry!

You're right M. Curie died at her own hands and didn't even know it.

Deb - I find out such interesting things - and I try to pick what I think is the most interesting fact. I've only been doing this section of my blog a month or two -got the idea from Julie and Julia -I'm not much of a cook!

Nezzy you have a good weekend too!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

There was an old doctor, in the early sixties in our little town, who, due to xrays, lost all the tips of his fingers. He wasn't careful, or didn't know about taking precautions. He was a surgeon, how he was able to do it, I can't imagine. But, he gave my mom a hysterectomy, using those poor hands. Very interesting post...and oh, your new look is awesome. REallly love the header!