1. Fran

    Hello, Sometimes I find myself feeling badly about a sore throat or other small ailment. Then I think about a student I once had who had spina bifida and had a colostomy but she took joy in horse back riding. Or one of my friends who is battling cancer. I end up feeling quite lucky that this is all I have to deal with. That being said I love your message about concentrating on what is going well. Thanks for the thoughts.

  2. Liz Gwynn

    Yes, unicorns and rainbows!!!
    Nowadays when I get sick, I find myself complaining that mother’s with young kids should not be allowed to get sick. This particular cold really has taken it’s sweet time going away, but it is going away, so I should be grateful for that.
    Here’s to healthier days!!

  3. Happy Hallowe’en to you, Christie. Love the self-talk. You can practice it tonight when you’re dishing out candy at the door on this windy, freezing cold Hallowe’en. Or maybe, hopefully, someone else can do that for you and you can relax and take care of that cold!

    • Thanks Karen. Luckily, it’s a beautiful day here in Utah. Still, I’ll let the hubs pass out the candy, so I don’t spread the germs. Now, that would be scary! Happy Halloween to you too!

  4. I hope you are feeling better. Sometimes it’s best to ignore signs of sickness and other times, it’s better to pay attention… I guess your body will tell you which time is which. Enjoy your trick or treaters from afar.

    • I agree, Janis. Often if I feel the beginning of something and I ignore it, it goes away. However, this one was not to be ignored. I am feeling better now. Just trying to distinguish between my body telling me I need more rest and my mind thinking this taking it easy stuff is pretty cool!

  5. Hope you’re feeling better! It seems a bit selfish at times to complain about a sore throat or a sinus infection or even a headache when others are going thru much worse. Thank you Christie for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Fb, G+, Pin, and Tw.

    • So true Dee. I’ve had moderate success shifting my focus to the positive things, and I am starting to feel better. Thanks, as always, for hosting the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. So many great posts to read and share!

  6. Don’t you just hate it when the world seems to come crashing around you? I like the idea of focusing on the parts that are still working well, and doing what ever I need to do in order to restore the balance that is life.

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