Thursday, June 3, 2010

On Perspective

I started my morning as I always do.  After checking my email, I popped over to facebook where I saw a good part of my "recent news" littered by those I like to think of as "The Usual Suspects".    These are the people in my life who CONSTANTLY complain, for whom the sky is always falling, who-always, always, always expect the worst.  I never realized, until I was away from them geographically how really negative they really are.  It makes me wonder if when I was with them- I fell into the same trap. 

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.” Unknown
I 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. 

3 comments:

MissDazey said...

You are nicer than I am, I usually name "The Usual Suspects". Let me know how the day went and if your team wins.

How is your friend that you mentioned recently who was ill?

Jules said...

My day was productive- I like productive.

My friend is still in critical condition and has a very long road ahead of her. Thank you so much for asking. <3

devoted2distraction said...

Hi there, I just found your blog. I love the quote on this post! I think it sums things up perfectly.