Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Be Happy, Be Positive, Be Healthy!
Speaking of being happy I thought I would post this photo as it makes me smile...the cows always do and Tina who made this cow is positive and fun. That is what we all need in our lives isn't it? I posted this photo because I have an Uncle named Wayne and he had a district like the photo for his sales territory. I asked him once if he didn't get bored seeing nothing. He said "if you don't look, it does look like nothing but if you open your eyes, you see birds and colorful things here and there and animals and clouds that are pretty." Then he said "every time I drive the same road, I see new things and I am not bored and I like the places I travel." I think you would call this half full and not half empty. :0) I am posting this Norman Rockwell painting because it reminds me of my beautiful Aunt May who was as sweet as she was beautiful. She was married four times...one husband died and her first husband was also her last husband. His name was Harry and we WERE all wild about him. Anyway, Aunt May had this beautiful dresser set and on one of the pieces was lots of cool perfume bottles and jewelry and cool stuff that all of us girls used to look at and imagine our adulthood. One day my cousin Linda took my Aunt's powder and powdered the whole dresser. My Mother came into the room and my little cousin said "in't it cute?" Those are the kinds of things we love to remember....so dear and so good and so fun. I wanted to put some positive things in a post before I leave for Austin and a cow and posie class this week for Quilting Adventures. I have been going to a physical therapist for the past couple of months and she is a young girl about 30ish maybe a tad older but not much. She is beautiful and I appreciate her because above all she is positive. I am supposed to have surgery for my herniated disk in my back and I have a broken piece in there too. My two Drs. told me 6 weeks ago I needed surgery right away-they want to remove all of the bone that supports my spinal column and then fuse my spine together. I chose to do therapy and see what happens. My worst problem is I have what they call "drop foot." Buyt with the help of Val, I am thinking positive and thinking about healing in my back and positive beautiful things that all have to do with happy cells and healing. I did this with my son when he had cancer and thankfully he is fine today. I know that I can use positive energy to make a positive outcome. I read this week about a group of patients that they did a study on. Half of the patients had the same sore they gave to each one on their arm. They took stressed, negative people for group number one and the other group were positive and not stressed with the same sore they gave the first group. They did some kind of cut on their arms. The positive group minue the stress healed up two weeks faster than the other group. I think there is alot to that. I am trying to put stress out of my life thought it is hard. Enjoying the lovely quilters I meet and hearing their stories is very healing for me. The older I get the more I love there people and their journeys and they remind me often of mine. So friend if this week is a hard one for you, look around at people that cannot walk, that cannot go about doing what they want, that do not have your resources, that do not have someone to love them, that do not have family or friends, or have cancer or something serious they are battling. No matter how hard your walk is, you can always find someone worse off than you are. And by the way, the best way to quit feeling sorry for yourself is to do something for someone else. This is a truism that wise people know and now you do too! Keep quilting, keep laughing and being positive and I will see you right here in a week and a half after I teach in Austin and then Orefino Idaho. I am going to be happy and positive and hope that is your goal for YOU too! :0)