“You can either choose to cling to misery and the past with a death-grip or you can search for things to celebrate. As with all things in life the choice is yours.” … Susanne
I’ve decided to approach each day … each challenge … and each new development with a turn-around attitude. “A what?” you ask. An approach that recognizes not only what’s actually going on and how it feels but also how I am going to Choose to perceive it. I figure that there’s two ways to look at all of the stuff that’s going on in my life right now … 1) with an “Oh poor me.” approach or 2) looking for the kernel of positive that’s hiding somewhere inside of it.
Miss Perky is doing her best to play the “How is this a good thing?” game with me and I’ve got to tell you that she comes up with some of the most upbeat ideas ev-er. I like that! Ms Sunshine has graced us all with snazzy “Good Stuff Magnifiers” and Life has donated an unlimited supply of coloured pencils & notepads for our musings.
So far these are some of our “Turn-Arounds”:
|Challenge||Yucky Feeling||Polly’s Turn-Arounds|
|Chemo makes me sick.||Chemo Sucks||*I’m losing weight|
|*We’re going to look great this summer!|
|I’m exhausted||I can’t get anything done.||I’m becoming a fantastic delegator.|
|*People actually seem
to like helping me.
|My food doesn’t taste good.||Boo-hoo. Poor me.||*Look at all the new recipes we’re finding.|
|* Wow. Who knew that eating healthy could taste so good!??!|
And so it goes … Feel free to share some of your own Turn-Around stories with The Girls and I. Before you know it maybe we’ll all end up finding and sharing nuggets and nuggets of positive possibilities until they’re piling up everywhere and everything is Turning Around.
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone