I am doing Kat's writing prompt this week http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/2011/02/disneyland-bound/ - 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 - http://www.chronicbabe.com/articles/102/ 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!