Look for the good when life is hard.

Do you have an attitude of gratitude?  I’m working on mine.  It’s easy to be thankful when everything is going well, but what about those harder days?  I’m learning that when I focus on the positive instead of the negative my perspective changes.

“So much good happens to us in the rush of daily life we fail to even notice or acknowledge it.  Writing it down focuses our attention on the abundance already within our grasp and makes it real.”  Sarah Ban Breathnach

Here’s my thankful list

On Friday, October 11th I had my iron infusion at the hospital.   I am thankful for:

  • Fun nurses that had the gift of the gab and made me feel comfortable right away.
  • A very skilled nurse who got the I.V. needle in on the first try!
  • A good benefit package from Don’s employer, which allowed me to have an iron infusion treatment at no additional cost.
  • The iron infusion treatment I received was a new treatment.  It is more potent and that means I only need one treatment now.  The blood levels will be checked again in three months.
  • My treatment only lasted about one hour.  The other iron infusions take three to four hours.
  • My treatment went very well and there were no complications.
  • Coffee and a snack and the opportunity to people watch while I waited for my ride.
  • A 5-year-old little girl who reached out in friendship.  She just came and sat with me and started talking. Oh, to be like that little girl to start a conversation with someone who looks interesting and is sitting alone.
  • I saw so many people with serious health issues. Some were undergoing chemotherapy and their hair was thinning and they looked pale and weak.  Others were in wheel chairs with parts of their legs missing.  I was again thankful that I had a treatable condition.
  • I saw lots and lots of staff on various breaks.  I was thankful for all the roles that they fill to make the hospital system work well.
  • When Don came to pick me up I was so thankful to walk out of the hospital, breath that fresh air, climb into the truck and go home.  Life is precious!

 Today’s little step:  For the next 10 days lets write down 10 things we are thankful for.  When we have the right attitude it puts our thoughts on what is good in our lives.

“ You will simply not be the same person after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life.”  Sarah Ban Breathnach

Oh, I have something to add to my thankful list – I am thankful for you!  Thanks for letting me share my life with you on this blog.  You are in my daily prayers.

Dixie

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