Positivity, the “P” in my PKD! The power of positive thinking has no limits! Every morning when we wake up, we have the choice to be positive, happy, and grateful or to get up on the other side of the bed. It amazes me how our mood in the morning seems to lay the path for the rest of our day.
Whether it is health issues or other challenges in life, we all have the choice of how we will handle and deal with things. With all that I have endured and will continue to the rest of my life, I have two options, either to be bitter or to embrace it. I only see one option and that is to embrace it. I have never been bitter or negative about the hand that has been dealt to me, because quite frankly there isn’t anything I can do about it. So instead of focusing on the negative, I chose the positive. I use what I have been through and the knowledge I have gained to educate and inspire others. It has a boomerang effect and inspires me immensely.
I credit why I am still alive today because of positive thinking. On some of my darkest days when I spent a year in the hospital, like when my family was told to come to my ICU room to say their goodbyes, I never mentally gave up. I never thought I was going to die. I firmly believe that if I would have mentally gave up, that my body would have followed suit.
I know it is not easy for everyone to be positive. We all have off days, as do I, but I believe with all of my heart that a positive frame of mind is more powerful than we give credit to. I try my best to surround myself with positive energy and hope this blog will encourage you to do the same.
What helps you to remain positive?