I AM A TRUE BELEIVER THAT POSITIVE THINKING HELPS WITH ALL.
I'LL FOR WARN YA THIS MAYBE LONG WINDED.
I WAS AT THE POST OFFICE THE OTHER DAY AND THE MOTHER OF MY DAUGHTERS EX BOY FRIEND WAS IN THERE WHILE I WAS PICKING UP MY MAIL.NOW MIND YOU THIS WOMEN WOULDN'T NO HOW TO DEAL WITH A HANG NAIL,SHE'S A SNOOT AND VERY HIGH MAINTENCED.SHE TOOK ONE LOOK AT ME AND MADE THE STATEMENT ,OH,CAN'T YOU WHERE THOSE LEG BRACES UNDER YOUR JEANS (WELL NO NOT UNLESS I WANT TO BE RUBBED RAW) ,ME AND MY BIG MOUTH STATED ONLY IF I WORE YOUR SIZE.WELL NEEDLESS TO SAY SHE WASN'T PLEASED.SHE STOMPED OUT.
THE POST MASTER GOT A GOOD CHUCKLE,HE ASK HOW I WAS DOING,I EXPLAINED GOOD.WE GOT ON THE DISCUSSION OF MY LEG BRACES AND WHY I NEED THEM.
HE ASK HOW DO I STAY POSITIVE AND ALWAYS JOKING AROUND.I EXPLAINED TO HIM ITS ALWAYS A GOOD DAY WHEN I OPEN THE MORNING PAPER AND DON'T SEE MY NAME IN THE OBITURARIES.THAT MADE HIM LAUGH.
I TOLD HIM NO MATTER HOW BLEEK EVERYTHING LOOKS THERES ALWAYS SOMETHING POSITIVE TO LOOK AT,IF ITS THE LAUGHTER OF A CHILD IN THE GROCERY STORE,OR THE PURITY OF THE SNOW FLAKES AND SO FORTH.
HE ASK HOW CAN THINGS BE POSITIVE AFTER A HOUSE FIRE AND LOSING EVERYTHING,I TOLD HIM I DIDN'T HAVE TO DO SPRING CLEANING,FIRE HOSES ALREADY DONE THAT.I EXPLAINED NO ONE WAS HURT,THAT WAS THE POSITIVE SIDE.HE STILL SAYING YOU LOST EVERYTHING,NO I DIDN'T ,I GAINED A SMALL COMMUNITY THAT CAME TOGETHER AND OFFERED PRAYERS,FOOD,CLOTHING AND JUST THEIR CARING ATTITUDES.I GOT TO SEE THE POSITIVE IN PEOPLE THAT NORMALLY WOULDN'T STEP OUT OF THERE NORM.
HE STILL SAYING BUT....I FINALLY TOLD HIM MR.POSTMAN I GET NEW GRANNY PANNY'S,HIS FACE FACE TURNED BEET RED.
HE FINALLY UNDERSTOOD,THEN WE GOT BACK TO THE MS AND I EXPLAINED THAT I HAD ARACHNOIDITIS AND I EXPLAINED WHAT THAT MENT.HE SAID DO YOU ALWAYS JOKE AND I STATED YES, I TOLD HIM WITH THE MS I HAD BRAIN ATROPHY SO WHEN SOMEONE SAYS ARE YOU BRAIN DEAD I GET TO SAY YES!!!! WITH THE ARACHNOIDITIS,I TOLD HIM IF SOMEONE ASK IF I HAD A BUG UP MY B-U-T-T , I GET TO SAY YES.
I TOLD THIS YOUNG MAN THAT YA ALWAYS GOTTA THINK POSITIVE NO MATTER HOW THINGS LOOK.
YES, WE HAVE A DISEASE,NOT CUREABLE,SOME DAYS PAINFUL,SOME DAYS WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO WALK OR OUR VISION IS DISTORED.WE MAY HAVE RELAPSES THAT STAY FOR EVER,WE MAY BE NUMB,HAVE THE ELECTRICAL SHOCKS,BUT THROUGH THE SYMPTOMS AND SO FORTH,WE ALL GOTTA LOOK AND FIND ONE SIMPLE THING THATS POSITIVE.
A SMILE FROM A STRANGER,THE SNOW FLAKES,THE COMFORT OF OUR LOVED ONES, OUR PETS.
TO THE ONES NOT DIAGNOSED,PLEASE DON'T FOCUS ON YOUR SYMPTOMS OR LET THEM CONSUME YOU,THINK OF THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF YOUR LIVES.
I'VE BEEN THROUGH HEY-DEY AND BACK IN THE PAST YEAR,BUT THE SIMPLE THINGS GET ME THROUGH IT.THINKING POSITIVE GETS ME THROUGH IT.MY FAITH,YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE HERE THAT HAVE PUT UP WITH MY ROTTEN HUMOR.
WE ALL HAVE DEALT WITH THE NASTY,DEFECTIVE NEUROLOGIST,TEST AFTER TEST,PLAYING THE WAITING GAME,WHEN I WENT THROUGH THIS,I SEEN 14 DIFFERENT DRS OF DIFFERENT DEGREES OF SPECIALIST.YA ALLARE WONDERING WHATS THE POSITIVE TO ALL THIS,WELL I GOT ME SOME OF THE MOST CARING TEAM OF DRS THAT A PERSON CAN ASK FOR.THE REHABILITATION DR. STILL CALLS AND CHECKS ON ME.
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS THINK POSITIVE,I'M SURE THAT ALL OF YA HAVE SOMETHING POSITIVE IN YOUR LIVES THAT GET YOU THROUGH THIS.
SORRY I WARNED YA IT WAS LONG WINDED,BUT I HAVN'T POSTED IN A WHILE
EXACTLY!!!! What I say to ppl allll the time. How would we be able to recognize all the wonderful things out there, if we didn't have to suffer a little of the trials and tribulations of life?
It took me until they stopped poking and prodding me, (my insurance company) for me to calm down and relax.
I saw over twenty doctors in the last cpl years, from my insurance company, AND my own doctors. We are now at a bit of a standstill. Life is peaceful again. Now I get to enjoy the snowflakes, ppl smiling at me on the street, conversations with strangers, my cat acting like he's a dog. LOL
I have my moments, but, thankfully they are few and far between. There is a world of angry / sad / depressed / rushed / dissatisfied ppl out there. I'm happy to not be one of them. And SOMETIMES I can even change the mood of one or two of those ppl, so they feel more like I do. LOL
Wow, it's amazing how God works in our lives. I so needed a pick me up this morning (I'm having a blue day) and there it was. We all get so wrapped up in this monster that we forget the good things in life. Your post made me realize that.
I always have tried to take one day at a time and today I'm going to think of only the things that bring joy to my life. The list is long and it should take up most of the day. Thank you T for posting this. I feel like it was meant just for me.
GLAD I COULD BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY A LITTLE,SOMETIMES WE GET CONSUMED INTO OUR HEALTH ISSUES THAT THE LITTLE THINGS SEEM TO SLIDE BY.
I'M HOPING YOU GET THROUGH THE DAY WITH HAPPY THOUGHTS AND THAT YOU GET SOME RELEIF THROUGH THEM,IF ITS JUST WATCHING THE BIRDS OR A SILLY SHOW ON TV.
BRIGHTENING YOUR DAY,GAVE ME MY HAPPY POSITIVE THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY.
YOUR STANDARDS ARE SET HIGH TO.
WE WILL MEET SOON,I'M GOING BONKERS IN THIS APARTMENT,I FEEL LIKE A GOLD FISH STUCK IN AN ITTI BITTY BOWL.
I GET TO MEET FACE TO FACE WITH THE CONTRACTOR TO DAY TO GO OVER ALL THE DETAILS AND SO FORTH.
BUT ITS ALL GOOD,PLUS I'LL GET TO PLAY WITH MY DOGS FOR A WHILE BEFORE HE GETS THERE.I MISS MY PUPS,BUT THEY ARE DOING WELL AT THE HOUSE,BIG FENCED IN YARD AND A GARAGE TO SLEEP IN WITH A BED MATRESS.
SPRING WILL BE HERE SOON,YEA,THE ROBINS ARE RETURNING,SO WE NOTHERNERS KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS,TULIP TIME,WELL IF THEY GET THE BURNT RUBBISH OFF THEM(LOL).
Honey...you blow me away! After everything you have been through especially since the fire, most people would have given up by now but you just keep going like the little Energizer Bunny!
I commend you on being able to keep a positive attitude in the toughest of situations. I have yet to see a robin up here but hopefully soon and I am a big believer in spring being able to change people's attitudes.
I REALLY NEEDED TO READ THAT POST TONIGHT. I AM SO HAPPY YOU WROTE IT.
YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION AND YOU ARE SO RIGHT IN WHAT YOU SAID. YOU MADE ME CHUCKLE WITH THE POSTMAN.
I HAVE GOT CAUGHT UP IN MY OWN PROBLEMS AND ALTHOUGH I HAD TRIED TO STAY UPBEAT, FOUND THAT I WAS WALLOWING IN SELF PITY INSTEAD. YOUR POST REMINDED ME THAT THERE ARE GOOD THINGS IN MY LIFE AND THAT HAS TO BE MY FOCUS.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE THAT. IT HAS SUNK IN FOR ME AND I WILL USE IT AS A REMINDER TO MYSELF THAT THERE ARE GOOD THINGS IN MY LIFE AS WELL AS THE OTHER. THE GOOD HAS TO OUTWEIGH THE BAD. POSITIVE THOUGHTS BRING POSITIVE MIND AND MAKES ONE HAPPIER.
YOU ARE SO RITE.
BUT I DO NOT NO HOW TO DO THAT.
I AM SORRY, IT IS HARD FOR ME TO THINK
THAT WAY, BECAUSE WHEN I DO
THINGS GO WRONG IN MY LIFE.
AND I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND SOMETIMES.
MAYBE IT IS ME, I DON'T NO.
THANKS SO MUCH T
LITTLE BIT OFF A ROUGH DAY,MET WITH THE CONTRACTOR TODAY,VERY NICE GENTLEMAN.
HE ASK ME IF I HAD FLOORING IN MIND,COLORS AND SO FORTH,I TOLD HIM WE HAD TO TAKE EACH STEP AT A TIME,MY BRAIN DON'T THINK IN FAST FORWARD(LOL).
FIRST STEP IS TO GUT THE HOUSE DOWN TO THE STUDS.HOPE THIS BIG BOY HAS A GOOD DRILL BIT,THE STUDS ARE LIKE PETRIFIED WOOD.
WE DISCUSED WINDOWS,GO WITH WHAT I HAD,DOUBLE PAIN THAT TILT INWARD TO CLEAN,NO LADDERS THIS SUMMER.
GOTTA PICK OUT ROOFING SHINGLES COLOR AND SIDING NEXT WEEK.THINKIN ABOUT DARK BLUE SHINGLES WITH COUNTRY RED SIDING AND DARK BLUE SHUTTERS.
DARN NEIGHBORS AFTER I SIDED THE HOUSE 2 OF MY NEIGHBORS WENT WITH THE SAME COLORS. NOW THAT HONKED ME OFF.
I AM A FIRM BELEIVER THAT WHEN YA THINK POSITIVE,YA STAY POSITIVE AND NOT IS ALL GLOOM AN DOOM.
RIGHT NOW I GOTTA STAY BUSY,IF NOT I'D GO BONKERS,WHICH WOULD BE A SHORT TRIP MOST DAYS.
WE ALL GET DOWN AND SOMETIMES WE NEED THAT SELF PITTY PARTY TO REALIZE,HEY WE MAY BE HAVING BAD DAYS,BUT NOT ALL IS BAD.WE ALL HAVE THOSE DEFUNKED DAYS.
MY SMART ARSS 13 YEAR OLD TOLD ME THAT A POSITIVE AND A POSITIVE = A POSITIVE, A POSITIVE AND A NEGATIVE = A NEGATIVE AND A NEGATIVE AND A NEGATIVE = A POSITIVE,(I THINK I GOT THAT RIGHT)SHE WAS READING WHAT I POSTED AND I LOOKED AT HER AND TOLD HER THAT PIE AIN'T SQUARE,ITS ROUND AND YA EAT IT. SHE ASK ME HOW I MADE IT THROUGH SCHOOL WITH MY ATTITUDE.
I TOLD HER WHEN I WENT TO KINDERGARDEN THEY TELL YA THAT LETTERS AREN'T NUMBERS AND NUMBERS AREN'T LETTERS AND WHEN YA GET INTO ALGEBRA THEY TELL YOU THAT THE LETTER IS A NUMBER,I LOOKED AT HER AND SAID NO WONDER I'M SCREWED UP,THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DONE IT,ITS THERE FAULT I HAVE COGNITIVE ISSUES.(LOL)
SHE FINALLY WENT TO BED SHAKING HER HEAD.
WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN YA GOTTA FIND THE POSITIVE AND THE HUMOR,EVEN IF IT INVOVES TORTURING A 13 YEAR OLD WITH TWISTED THINKING.
I'M SORRY YOU HAD A ROUGH DAY. IT MUST BE VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THAT.
BUT OH MY GOODNESS T, YOU HAVE ME LAUGHING SO HARD, YOUR POOR THIRTEEN YEAR OLD. HAHA I LOVE YOUR TWISTED THINKING, DH WAS WONDERING WHY I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD AFTER BEING IN A BIT OF A FUNK AFTER TODAY AND I READ YOUR POST TO HIM. HAD HIM LAUGHING TOO.
MY CHEEKS HURT FROM LAUGHING, OH MAKE IT STOP. HAHA MY LITTLE GREEN MEN ARE THINKING THEY HAVE GONE OVERBOARD WITH ME. THEY'RE GATHERING TOGETHER SAYING THAT THEY THINK THEY MADE ME CRACK UP. HAHA
SORRY FOR MAKING YOUR CHEEKS HURT,AND THE LITTLE GREEN MEN HAVE GOTTA GO,
YES, MY THINKING IS TWISTED, BUT DARN IT PIE IS ROUND!!!!!!!!!!!! AND NUMBERS CAN'T BE LETTERS UNLESS YOU ARE SPELLING H-E-L-L ON A CACULATOR AND TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I USED MATH CLASS WISELY(LOL)
MY 13 YEAR OLD WILL PROBABLY BE BONKERS BEFORE SHE'S 18,SHE GETS TO PUT UP WITH ME!!!!!!!!!!!
ITS A GOOD THING MY NEURO HAS NEVER DONE A PHSYC TEST,THEY'D HAVE A LITTLE WHITE JACKET,A WAGON WITH LIGHTS AND A PADDED CELL FOR ME.
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