Thursday, February 17, 2011

How's that positive attitude working for me this year?

I am doing Kat's writing prompt this week -  How’s that New Years Resolution treating you? - and I have to say it's pretty good!  I'm not quite Mary Sunshine but I am laughing a lot more.  One thing that helped was a blog post I missed but read about a week ago about acceptance  - This was written by Jenni Prokopy 6 years ago and 8 years after her diagnosis of fibromyalgia.  I've kind of gone through the different "fixes" to help myself, but I guess acceptance is the key.  It's helped me a lot, and I also learned that the simple things are the best medicine.  I'm watching a lot of funny shows on TV, I'm trying to figure out better things to eat - steel cut oats for breakfast instead of packaged oatmeal, I'm talking more with hubby, reading Carrie Fisher's book Wishful Drinking.

There are things I can't do anything about - the weather and how it makes me feel - but when I see the sun outside I smile.  When it's chilly outside I put on my bright striped socks and make some hot chocolate with marshmallows or I want to try some soup recipes in either our crock pot or health master (soup in 8 minutes and you can use whole tomatoes for tomato soup!).

There are a lot of things I want to do and will get to do them.  For me I figured out I need to not think too far ahead and if I do to think about positive things - going on trips with our grandkids, living in a warm, dry climate, growing our own vegetables and/or fruit.

It's not a resolution but something I can handle - thinking more positive and even smiling more - is going fine so far.
gourmet handmade marshmallows - yum!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

It sounds like a great goal. Glad is it going well.

Della said...

A good way to feel the sunshine inside your body is to take vitamin D if you don't already. I know it sounds silly, but you will not believe how much difference it makes until you try it! It really does improve one's mood!
Take care!