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Positive Thinking In Times of Trouble

Updated on March 10, 2011

It's all in the way you handle things

 That sort of thinking takes a lot of momentum to get started, because let me tell you , it does not come easy at all.  Back in my teenage days, I didn't think positive at all, I just went with whatever idea came into my scattered brain at a time. One day good, the next day bad, like a freaking roller coaster of emotions I was.  That started to change little by little.  I did not all of a sudden wake up one day, and say "oh have to think positive and all will be well." It does not work that way.  It is one step at a time, one day at a time and what people dont realize is you have to make it a point, drive it into your mind that you are not going to engage in negative thinking. It didnt happen overnight that you think in a negative way, so it wont happen over night for it to change.  One thing that you simply must do is decide for yourself that you are going to change your thinking.  It happens one step at a time, one thought at a time, you have to take ownership of that thought and by that I mean if you have one thing that you simply want to do, write it down, look at it everyday and try to make a step toward it.  It is very difficult to do, especially if you are lazy like I am. 

Listen, I can only speak from experience.  You are reading this because I have something important to say and you have to hear it,  I had a major stroke, I did not sit in that hospital and say to myself, ok I had a stroke and now I'm stuck this way,  I literally  woke up everyday and thought, I cant get out of the bed, because I had a stroke, now how do I move again?  I had to re think how to move my leg, and I would work on it all day until my leg would move.. it's like trying to control your body, but I couldn't. It really was difficult.  Thank to the support of my husband and my family and friends I had the heart in me to keep trying.  I never blamed god and I faced each new day with the thought I was going to walk again.  I lost 185 pounds since then and am on the road to losing 70 more, if I reach this goal, it would be a satisfying reward for me and hopefully I could inspire other women to do the same. 

I just wanted to tell you all, whoever is having trouble and what ever it may be, there is hope and it is inside of you.  Don't lose it, you have to fight like hell to bring it out but you are strong enough to do so.  Maybe you won't walk again, but that doesnt mean you cant effect people in a positive way. You can and you will, you just have to be willing to put it on the line. 

Here's to you and what you will accomplish in this year. I hope to hear from you.

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