Woohoo! I didn't think this month would ever come to an end. I don't mean that in any way negative except to say…..the challenge to be positive and share positive attitude advice has been just that—a challenge! But, I'm no quitter!
Real life stuff sneaks up and tries everything to rob us of peace & joy. If we're not mindful, it can take every bit of our sanity. I've experienced a few snafu's this month that have threatened to do just that.
Since arriving on Monday night, I've had limited sleep mixed with plenty of running. The schedule for radiation treatments begins early and has around a 40 minute commute. Each trip consists of stopping at a friends house on the way (about 7 miles out of town) to drive her Tahoe. This is her gift to my mother since she can't take her to the doctor herself. She wants to do "something" and this is what she feels is her contribution. Today, I knew something wasn't right with the car as we cruised down the highway at 65 mph (I drive a similar SUV) and discovered after arriving to our destination that we were in 4wheel drive. The whole way.
Funny stuff happens, even when life doesn't seem so funny. I've also noticed that coming home after being gone 23 + years is strange. So much has changed yet much is still the same. People are older (me included) and my memory of who people are has faded. Nothing seems familiar and driving all the old roads just makes me feel nervous. I've been sick with a headcold & congestion so I'm not even feeling like myself. My ears are pressurized.. it feels like I may never hear again and the coughing all night is a real bummer. Misery loves company, right?
Did I mention…I'm here to help my mother? Pathetic, huh?
Now to wrap up this series on having a positive attitude. Over the month, I've shared many ways to beat the blues and cling to the positive. But the reality of it is this….having a positive attitude takes practice! Anything we want to be good at in life takes practice. So, I'll leave you with a few tips for just that…
CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY
WATCH WHAT YOU THINK
HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
LIVE FOR NOW
WATCH WHO YOU HANG WITH
FIND YOUR PURPOSE
GO FOR YOUR GOALS
LOVE WHO YOU ARE
TRUST JESUS WITH YOUR LIFE
Nothing that comes your way or mine can beat us if we're practicing such simple habits. God will empower you and me. But it starts with us.
Thank you for coming back and reading everyday. As with anything you sign up to do…it starts to fizzle sometimes. I know there were some duds mixed in here and there but I'm glad I stuck it out (and you too). I think I'll be very careful next October. If I participate in 31 Days, I'm going to be very P I C K Y as to my challenge! Hehe!