Just think how important you are that you are offered challenges of a lifetime!Does that sound strange? Maybe so, but I have had my face covered in dirt, and delivered like a hardball slamming into my face with might and a sting.Guess what? I am still here.For eight months I have been dealing with recovering from a burst compression fracture and major surgery-one that only happened because of the neglect of two physicians, and two physicians and two neurosurgeons.
On top of it, just before this travesty I was supposed to have two individual total hip replacements ( they will only operate on one at a time), as my hips are bone to bone. Because of the fusion of my back I have been unable to have that done, and I am barely walking around at the moment. I actually called my doctor to get a wheelchair (and wrote her a note) three days ago. Told her I needed it asap. Nothing!Just as a perfect finish (I hope) to these challenges, I found two days ago I needed to have a tooth, one of my “chewers” removed. Had a serious swelling and it was necessary. Oh drat, I just finished paying fiftenn hundred dollars to have a root canal and a cap on that very tooth! To have it removed was only a thousand cash, and in return I am minus a tooth and have a very swollen and painful face.
This is me with a towel and an ice pack. You wouldn’t want to see the swelling.
Right now I am laying down to rest. Writing is a good part of my sanity. What are the (must be) multiple stress management tricks to keep my wits about me. There could be a sub-list under the major stress management technique, but basically to manage ANY traumas or scenarios, you must FIRST manage your response! Life really is in charge of us, but one thing we have control of one hundred percent is our ATTITUDE, and therein, our RESPONSE to life. WE HAVE A CHOICE. We always have the choice to make the best of things, or throw in the towel.I am not much at throwing towels – no giving up! Granted, I am fortunate to believe in God and His being there for me, during the good and the bad times. I am fortunate enough to NOT blame God, but to realize life is what it is. We may never know the “why” of things, but we must always realize, we still have one hundred percent control of how to accept and respond to any challenge. I also know I have an edge as I have been teaching stress management for years and really believe in the powers we have been given. I TRIED BEING MISERABLE!
IT SUCKED, SO I GAVE IT UP! Literally.
It may take you time to develop the habit of controlling your attitude in response to life, but I guarantee you that if you can change this one habit from a negative attitude, to a positive attitude, YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE IN WAYS YOU NEVER DREAMED – IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS.Think about it seriously. It’s not always a piece of cake, but you always have the choice to take that scenario and turn it into something you can at least, handle! CREATE a beautiful life. YOU ARE WORTH IT. I off to do my best at whatever comes next.