Wednesday, July 22, 2015

When a family member has an illness, the entire family can be affected. The way that the illness is dealt with has an affect on the entire family. Some parents feel that it is best to discuss the illness as little as possible with their kids because they don't want to worry them. This can often have the opposite effect.

Because children know something is going on, but they don't know what, it often feels more scary for them. It is often best to give them as much information as they ask for. In this way they will feel part of what is going on.

I am pretty sure of this so I hope everyone reads this, and remembers this because someday you may need this info!

Love You All!  Hug the people you care about!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Prepare for tomorrow, get a positive attitude!

Some days it's a struggle to get out of bed & on some nights, it's a long wait for the sun to come up just to greet the day ahead . . .

 Each & every single one of us has a worry of some kind.  I guess it's just part of being human!

 As in life, some days & trials we go through are without a doubt harder then others as with some people just have a harder time in life as others. . . 

 Does a positive mental attitude make any difference in how we handle these trials of our lives?  Does that same mental attitude have anything to do with the success we have with dealing with these issues that we have from time to time?

I remember back in the 70's, what one of the greatest swimmers that's ever lived said the following (Mark Spitz) "The pool is terrible, but that doesn't have much to do with my record swims. That's all mental attitude."  -Mark Spitz

Now, I think that surrounding yourself with stuff that makes you feel good, things that perhaps give you a better feeling pick things up quite a bit.

Personal items & stuff that may bring you a happy memory & may cheer one up, a simple picture or photograph my sometimes do the trick, or perhaps even a smell or aroma.

Try to surround your day and areas you frequent with little things that may bring a little bit of an attitude adjuster in it!