Let me ask you, has life ever thrown you a sucker punch that really takes the wind out of your sail? With this said, I must say that’s how I felt this past month. Let me explain; I recently found that something just wasn’t right lately so I made an appointment with my favorite gynecologist. Unbeknownst to me that this simple visit would turn into an adventure I never expected.
After my check up I was instructed to see a surgical specialist – that’s right, surgery. After visiting with my new surgical doctor I was then scheduled for various blood work up and CT scans. Once the results came back I was whisked into surgery to remove a 6″ x 6″ Cyst weighing in at 3.5 pounds. Once I was back home recovering I received the dreaded call….the lab results from the biopsy of the cyst came back as cancer. I was then scheduled with an oncologist for the next plan of attack, which is going back for more surgery to get a full hysterectomy and lymph nodes removed. A real topic bummer, don’t you think?
Now I could of feasibly decided to feel sorry myself, go into a deep depression, and think only the worst or take the high road. Personally, I decided it was better to go up hill than down, taking the high road. So I began to think only positive thoughts. “Once I have my second procedure I will get a clean bill of health and live to a ripe old age of 93.” “The resulting body parts being removed will be cancer free and I will be home free of cancer.” The typical self talk we go through. I must admit though, there were some fleeting moments of the poor me syndrome, but I got past it.
During this whole process I had the opportunity to really evaluate my life and whether I was truly happy. After all, when do you really get a profound chance to look at your life? I also realized how much doom/gloom we have that surrounds many of us on a day-to-day basis.
- News items stating another possible recession.
- More foreclosures to come.
- More people out of work.
- More people loosing their homes/lifestyles.
The list goes on and on. But through this all I also came to the conclusion that we can all wallow in pity or do something about it. I personally choice to do something about it. With that said, I’ve promised myself to put forth the Positive Thought Movement. What does this really mean? It means that we all have choices, to go with the gloom/doom and believe every word to the point that it affects every aspect of our lives. Or we have the choice to refuse to get caught on the gloom/doom train. We don’t even buy a ticket. We take the bad information as a grain of salt and how it can’t possibly affect us, because of how wonderful our lives are. Think about…..if you only allowed positive thought’s into your brain what the outcome would be? After all, they say you are what you think. That what you think becomes reality. I know, I know, there are doubters out there who may say that I’m looking at life through rose colored glasses, but I’d rather see the good in everything and everybody than the bad. Just think of how it would affect your relationships, your attitude, your life in general if you only had positively good thoughts.
Even though life may have thrown me a sucker punch, my way of getting even is thinking only good thoughts for a good life.
- I refuse to turn on the news
- I refuse to get caught up in the whole recession thing
- I refuse to put forth any more time or effort on things that are only negative
They say we only go through this particular life once so why not make the best of it? Why go around being miserable when you can be enjoying life? Life is a precious gift, you never know when you will take your last breathe or kiss your loved ones for the last time. So I challenge you to make the best of it every day and appreciate everything around you. Love your friends/family with all your heart. Look at life as if you don’t have tomorrow. Be kind to your neighbors, strangers or anyone you come in contact with. Appreciate your surroundings, appreciate LIFE!!