An old post but I want to revive it. I once received a gratitude journal as a gift. I dutifully filled in things each day that I was greatful for and over time...my attitude changed. I saw the good in my life instead of the bleak. To be honest this was before my diagnosis, I think I would like to keep a joy journal now. It would be a choice I made and I know it would not be easy...but I want to start being a more positive person. I want to be reminded of the pure joy felt by children who are carefree and painfree. Thank you to the original poster. One day soon, I may start a journal...today I will look for joy.
what a great old thread. This thread inspired me to start a gratitude journal and I recently found it. Granted it was about 2 years since I last wrote in it but it was inspiring to read about the little things that I was greatful for. Thanks for bumping this up!
Great idea, Sandy!! There are so many blessings every day....I could not even begin to count how many I have, there are so many!! YOU are one of my blessings, dear friend. Love You!!! xoxoxo
awwwww!!! I consider you one of mine too Jules! Love you too girl!
Originally Posted by porchy
I'm very glad you bumped this thread. My thought from God wasa
about focusing on Joy to over come pain. Like the snippet it is hard for me to find Joy. It's not faith in God, but it is me. I'm not a happy person; I think it's me (that's the who); but how and why are yet to come. How I was taught to keep the pain and sadness, fear and all inside- now is not the time. When is the time. WHY?????? I don't have an answer.
So this morning I started to look for positives
the Earth is beautiful
the blue sky is wonderful- when you can see it.
I have my kids, my grandkids
Springbreak we ( my daughter's family) are visiting with my Mom &Dad.
In May for his Birthday I'm going to my son's.
These are things that bring a smile to my face even over the pain.
So if there is hope for me there is hope for anyone
Hugs to all