disaster. I have had my highs and lows, my times of tremendous joy and ultimate despair. I have suffered illness, depression, and near death. I have watched family members die slowly from disease. I have seen young people close to me enter worlds of drug and mental illness. I have seen and struggled with my own husband’s battle with cancer and just recently open heart surgery.
How do I cope? My resiliency comes from my positive attitude. First, I am thankful. I am grateful for the things I have. Second, I choose to look at a brighter picture because in reality, if I choose to look at life as a horrible place, my thoughts will spiral downward and I will attract more negativity.
And, if I believe (and I do) that my health is vital to my well-being, then I need to focus on the thing most important to my good health;and that is my mental attitude.
So, if you want to label me as a Pollyanna or out-of-touch with the “real world,” so be it. I choose to think of my life as abundant with struggles; but I am also learning to see new possibilities out of the difficult moments. I am allowing and accepting all the gifts of life that are coming.What are you choosing—positive or negative thoughts?