BEING POSITIVE

 

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Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend with your family and or friends! We had a great Easter with two of our children (the other, our daughter-in-law, and grand babies were out of town). We went to church then brunch and it was as perfect as could be for a cool, wet day. I had a small glass of wine with brunch, so it was lights out for me when we got home. Why is it that I can’t drink even one glass of wine during the day, but can totally handle it at night? It’s a mystery to me!!!

I think Easter got me thinking about my life and health, and how grateful I am to be here. I have mentioned that I am part of a Triple Negative Breast Cancer support group on line. It’s been really good and informative, but lately a little bit depressing and negative. I have decided to take a break from it, for that reason. This breast cancer is very nasty and really scary. A lot of the women are living in daily fear of it coming back, so much so, that they can’t live their lives (most of these women are younger with young children, and I would probably be feeling the same). I know people handle things differently, and I am not judging, but I can’t go there. Do I think about it every day? Probably, but I don’t dwell on it. The second it enters my mind, I shoo it away. Some days it will hit me hard, and I have this wave of “OMG…that really happened”, but I thank God that I have the opportunity to even think it!

I am OBSESSED with listening to Joel Osteen, and do it every time I get in the car. Did you know he has a Sirius station? He is the most positive person, and I have really learned a lot from him. One of his major beliefs, and one that has really resonated with me, is to guard what comes out of your mouth. The more you speak negatively over your self and situations, the more you begin to believe it. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. The opposite, obviously, is to speak  positively. If you speak life into something, you begin to accept and believe that. I would much rather speak life! We all have issues, whether it’s over eating, alcohol, self pity, drugs, low self esteem, physical or mental issues, cancer or whatever health problem, etc… I have learned that every morning before I get out of bed, I thank God that I am healthy and healed. It took a while to get it in my head, but I totally believe it, so negativity is not allowed anywhere around me!

I just felt like I needed to share this, in hopes that if anyone of you reading this is suffering with something, that you will try speaking life out loud. Tell your problems that they are no match for you! I love the saying, that if we threw our problems in a pile, and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back. Wow…that is powerful!

Hoping you have a wonderful and positive day!!! Love, “Polyanna”

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