People’s strength amazes me. Some people, strong and optimistic people, find happiness in the darkest of times. These people are an example of who we should all be. These aren’t people who wallow in self-pity but instead see things as challenges and growing experiences.
Currently I have a friend, in his early forties, he has had a stroke. He has lost the use of his left arm. But even when he announced it on Facebook he did it with positivity. Asking for prayers but not pity. His subsequent posts remain positive and thankful for what he has. He’s not painting it all rainbows and unicorn farts. He’s said it sucks a times, he’s tired of hospital food, etc. But even then it isn’t mentioned in a pity party way but as fact.
He has never once doubted (at least publicly) he was going to get 100% well. He’s never said it would be easy but he said he would do it.
Even when they found out what caused his stroke (Polycythemia Vera) he was upbeat. He’s finding the good in his life at the hospital. Helping by giving others support and a positive attitude. I’m sure his nurses love him as well as anyone who has contact with him. He’s always been a nice guy and how can you not like someone who makes you laugh and smile when they’re going through their own adversity.
This man is an example of positivity and we can all learn from him.
Even before he had his stroke he was a positive person. He was always looking at the bright side of things. He often post “Put yo smile on”. Always his posts on Facebook would remind you to enjoy life and not to dwell on the negative. To find the positive because it could always be worse. And now that he’s working so hard to get well he’s still reminding us that it could be worse, even for him.
He’s an inspiration. And the positive hug you get to day is courtesy of him.
Remember whenever you’re at your lowest that a positive attitude can make all the difference. It usually can be worse. And even if where you are is pretty low just remind yourself that it can get better. No one has ever won with a defeatist attitude. Negativity doesn’t make happy people nor does it ever cure people. Doctors will tell you that a positive attitude helps healing. I don’t just mean medically but in every aspect of life. If you can find at least one thing positive and focus on that then you can feel your body feeling better. Positivity heals mind, body and soul.
Find your joy and Laissez les bons temps rouler!
For more information about Polycythemia Vera http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org/Polycythemia-Vera–28PV-29