Thursday, January 30, 2014

How to Live with Disabilities - Staying Positive

1)    Look on the bright side.  There are good things in your life within reach.  Things you can do that others might even envy.  You have the ability to be the person you want to be.  Cultivate a sense of humor -  laughter is the best medicine. 

2)    Ignore all the insults and negative things people say about you and to you.  You definitely do not need to listen to that!  No good will ever come of listening to closed-minded people talking like that.  Always stay positive.  I turn it around and feel sorry for people who make those kind of comments. 

3)    Make friends who accept you for who you are.  Surround yourself with only positive people in your life.  People who see beyond your disability.  Who see the real you.  Those will be your true friends.

4)    Cultivate an active online social life.  The internet is a wonderful thing.  It will enable you to have live chats with people, email, read books and view the world. 

5)    Develop a sense of humor and practice making jokes.  A good joke can break any uneasy moment.  People will always remember you for telling a good joke.

6)    Don't be ashamed to accept help when needed.  We all at some point in our life will need help.  It is a fact of life.  If someone offers or you need to ask look at it as the opportunity to meet a new person.  You never know, that person could turn into a friend.

7)    Most of All!  Enjoy life!  Stay positive!  Start each day with a positive outlook! 

Take care,

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I am a mix of Every Being that has been. . .
My lows are those of the lost in pain. . .
And my highs are those of the free.

~ Unknown

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mentally Strong People

As we enter 2014 and are leaving 2013 behind, think of this as a new beginning.  Life throws all of us a curve ball when we least expect it.  I came across an article in my reading that really stuck with me.  It’s about staying mentally strong.  Keeping your mind mentally strong can help you deal with almost anything in life. 

Mentally Strong People: 13 Things They Avoid

1. We all have issues in our lives that are challenging.  But try not to feel sorry for yourself.  All it will do is bring you down and not help the situation.  Focus on something positive and let that positive thought bring you up.

2. Give Away Their Power.  You and only you are in control of your thoughts and your strengths.  Do not give others the ability to bring you down.

3. Shy Away from Change.  Mentally strong people embrace change and welcome it.  Do not be afraid of the unknown. 

4. Waste Energy on Things They Can't Control.  Things that are beyond your control happen everyday in everyone's life.  Let them go.  If you can't control it don’t waste your good energy on it.

5. Worry About Pleasing Others.  Always be kind and fair.  Please others when appropriate. And don't be afraid to speak up when needed.

6. Fear Taking Calculated Risks.  Stop, think and then decide.  Don't be afraid of risks.  Just think first.

7. Dwell On the Past.  Learn from the past.  Let the past help you with the future.  But don't dwell on the past.

8. Make the Same Mistake Over and Over.  Break the cycle.  Stop.  Get off.  Change. 

9. Resent Other People's Success.  It takes strength of character to feel genuine joy and excitement for another person’s success.  Mentally strong people have this ability.

10. Give Up After Failure.  Every failure is a chance to improve and learn.  Don't let failure stop you from reaching your goal.

11. Fear Alone Time.  Being alone is okay.  It is even good.  Get to know you.  The real you.  After all, you are at your best when you can reflect and plan.

12. Feel the World Owes them Anything.  The world owes you nothing.  Everything you have you have to work for.  Things worth having are worth working for.

13. Expect Immediate Results.  Nothing happens overnight.  And if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.  Take it slow and enjoy the ride.


Thursday, January 9, 2014


 A simple but wonderful word.  I had no idea what it meant.  My daughter said to me
"YOLO, Mom – You Only Live Once!!!"   

Make 2014 a great year!

Take care,

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

To all a Happy and Healthy New year!