Browsed by
Tag: positive outlook

Finding true happiness

Finding true happiness

I was talking to my little sister yesterday and we were discussing basically that life is hard. She’s definitely been thrown a couple curve balls lately and she’s emotionally exhausted. Like so many of us she’s looking at pictures of other people on Facebook and thinking how much easier they seem to have it.  she really knows that a picture doesn’t tell the whole story, but it’s very difficult to not compare. She even feels guilty complaining to me…

Read More Read More

Learning by being the teacher

Learning by being the teacher

With so many parents being the teachers now, I think many parents are forced to learn again. Learning math, English, science and social studies but most of all learning how hard it is to be a teacher. Many parents will have a new found appreciation for the people that teach their children when schools reopen, as they should. I’ve listen to my aid spend hours helping her son with his work. A sweet kid but he’s 7 and is easily…

Read More Read More

Do you want to change your thoughts?

Do you want to change your thoughts?

I got sleep last night, very much needed. I wish I could stop feeling so tired. I had a really nice day yesterday because my little sister was in from California and spent the afternoon with me. She’s so beautiful inside and out and spending time with her just makes me so happy. I love how we could talk about everything and anything and conversation just flows. Coming off of my upsetting night with my daughter How you perceive your…

Read More Read More

How you perceive your world

How you perceive your world

The phone rang at 2:00 am this morning. My phone announces the caller and when it said it said Mikayla, my daughter, my heart stopped. I couldn’t reach my house phone from my bed but I had my cell near and quickly called her. A girl hysterically crying answered the phone, my daughter was not physically hurt but mentally a mess. She’s been having issues with two different groups of friends at school completely unrelated to each other. One set…

Read More Read More

I’m not mad at my multiple sclerosis anymore

I’m not mad at my multiple sclerosis anymore

I spent many years in denial. I would pretend it was all good until I had a relapse, well at least that’s how I appeared to the outside world. Those closest to me knew me better. They were witnesses to the tears from the shots or those horrible flu-like symptoms I suffered for the first 12 years of my illness. Those shots were a constant reminder to me that I was sick. I was terrified of needles yet I learned…

Read More Read More

I choose to see my weight differently

I choose to see my weight differently

I had another week where I gained weight on weight watchers for no reason. I was very upset and angry and so I cheated. A lovely cycle. Feeling even worse now I started on a dark path of negative thoughts. I started to google the various surgeries that are out there for overweight people. I even filled out one of the doctors forms for more information. I was turned down because my BMI is too low. I started searching medication…

Read More Read More

Life after working

Life after working

This morning I was watching people get in their cars and head out for work. There was a part of me that was jealous. Jealous that their life was easy in a way mine wasn’t. I stopped working three years ago. Since then I had to get an aid to assist me 5 days a week, I’m in a wheelchair when I leave my house and I now drive a handicap vehicle. That’s a big change from the days when…

Read More Read More

Spiritual session Saturday-how to change your negative thoughts

Spiritual session Saturday-how to change your negative thoughts

My daughter had a tough week. She is definitely her mother’s daughter picking up some of my own good habits but also some my bad, including negativity. The difference is I work very hard on changing my negative thoughts every day. Sometimes she can’t get out of her own head long enough to see a positive side of anything. It is both frustrating for her as well as those who know her. She asks me all the time how do…

Read More Read More

Happy Anniversary Multiple Sclerosis

Happy Anniversary Multiple Sclerosis

It’s Valentine’s Day here which always marked 3 things for me: The lover’s or lack of one Holiday The weekend I moved into my first house with ex-husband The start of a major MS attack that lead to my diagnosis less than a week later Today marks 21 years ago that I was diagnosed with MS. Crazy!!! Almost half of my life I’ve spent with MS. It is hard to remember the times without the disease. Maybe that’s why I…

Read More Read More

My life today

My life today

I never thought at the age of 47 this would be my life yet I remember being scared when I was diagnosed of being in a wheelchair. I knew what multiple sclerosis could bring about and I feared that when I hit the 10 year mark everything would go downhill rapidly. That wasn’t the case because there were medication developed that helped to slow down the MS progression and more and more have been developed. My life took on a…

Read More Read More

%d bloggers like this: