I suspect that I did- which makes me even more grateful that I do not live that life (anymore?). One example is my day tomorrow. It's going to be chock full of medical appointments. At 9:30, they are redoing the left side of my mammogram and then also doing an ultrasound. From there I go straight to PT. After that I have about a half hour break and then head straight to my infusion for several hours. Once that is all over I will be able to go home and nap for a bit and then head to see the Pawtucket Red Sox play the Louisville Bats. It's going to be a long day, yes but the way I see it I am spending most of the day taking care of my health and then capping it with seeing the SOX! YAY! While I am not looking forward to most of it- I am not stressing it either.
Now- if this were one of the people I refer to- there would be post after post about how they probably have breast cancer (the mammogram), the PT is going to hurt, and then hours of sitting there with an IV- oh my goodness! And that infusion wears me out- oh man it's going to just suck sitting at a ball field all night. Doesn't it make you tired just reading all of that negativity?
If you are on my facebook, you know that most every morning I post a quote. Something to get me in the right mindset for the day. Today I posted this:
"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.” UnknownI fully believe that. I believe that we need to count our blessings and be thankful for the good things in our lives. When we concentrate on the bad things- we get more bad things and it just magnifies. When we look at the great things in our lives- not only do we get more good things- but the bad things seem not so all consuming.
When I was looking for a quote this morning, I happened across this blog: Perspective is Everything . Though I don't have a nice way to share it with the Usual Suspects in a public way- I am considering sharing it with them one on one. Maybe they should read about this man who is living from a posititive place while battling MS. Maybe they should read one of the list of blogs from my friend with RA, Fibro and Lupus. Most of the folks on my blog roll are also living their best life while fighting their own battles. Maybe, just maybe if they did spend some time in "our world" they might gain a little perspective on the constant drama that they portray.