As I sit here and reflect on 2016, of course, I would want to vent on all the things that went wrong. Where would that get me? It would only drain my energy and mind on things I cannot change, leaving me miserable and agitated. I am choosing to be positive!
As I sat in bed on New Year’s Eve, I began to think about everything that happened in 2016. I decided to take ten positive things out of 2016 that can positively impact 2017. I advised this approach can help you too.
- First, each day we are given take a positive spin out of each day. Find even the littlest thing to go to bed with a smile. I saw on Facebook a brilliant idea. Each day write your positive thought on a sticky note, and put it in a jar. On New Year’s Eve, read all your positive vibes.
- Since I was admitted to the hospital on Christmas Day, I made a point to thank all the workers that gave up Christmas with their families to help others. It gave me the thought to encourage everyone to drop off a box of coffee and donuts to your local ER hospital care group on holidays to show appreciation for all they do. Just a special way to do something nice during the holiday season for others. Promote kindness.
- Everyday you are one step closer to your goal. Believe in yourself.
- As Craig and I learned so much about cancer in 2016, we decided to create a cancer foundation. We are excited to start, and give back too. We can’t wait to share details with everyone soon.
- Live in the moment. A lot of times we get caught up in all things that are ahead. Learn to appreciate the day and time you are living in, even when times are hard.
- Family First. When times throw you a curve ball, wrap yourself around the ones that love you. I am truly blessed my husband, boys, family, and friends were by my side through this cancer path. As much as it breaks my heart, that my health effected my husband’s playing time and Jake being pulled out of school and activities; remember we create normal. Sometimes in life, it is not what we want, but what we need. Experiences like this teach our children the definition of family values.
- Heartbreaks lead you to being a stronger person. We do not understand why things happen to us, but it could lead to an opportunity to make a difference or help someone else later in life.
- Complain less. During this whole cancer journey, I have listened to people complain about the silliest things. As I battle fighting cancer, it put a new spin on things to complain about everyday. Don’t be that Debbie Downer. One of my favorite quotes I would love to share was by Eleanor Roosevelt, “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people.”
- Social Media. As I watched so many people post fun times, remember behind all those pictures everyone can be struggling with something. This year when I look at pictures of my family and friends, I am making a point to call them more. By clicking like or writing a comment, does not allow you to really hear their voice and build on meaningful relationships.
- I allowed my husband to give me one positive to bring into 2017. Craig said, “When things go wrong, things can be fixed, even people.
Happy New Year
May 2017 be filled with much love, happiness, and abundance of health. God Bless You!