Thinking Positive to Get Through Multiple Sclerosis

  • "To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring." ~George Santayana

     

    Mr. Santayana was a philosopher, poet, essayist, and novelist born in Spain, educated in the United States where he lived for 39 years, and died in Italy (according to Wikipedia).

     

    A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for a quote or statement which spoke to me about keeping a positive attitude for the betterment of my overall well-being.  This was before the groundhog saw his shadow, before two blizzards have trapped me at home for 10 days now, before my sweetie forgot to (at the very least) call on Valentine's Day.

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    Right now, I am hopefully waiting for Spring to arrive while acknowledging that the desire won't make it happen any sooner.  For the sake of my own mental health, I must be patient and remain optimistic that the snow will eventually melt and the flowers will begin to bloom.

     

    But in the meantime, I have a question for you. 

     

    Do you believe that a positive attitude can improve your well-being?

    • Yes, always
    • Yes, sometimes
    • No

    Perhaps you can elaborate upon your answer and tell us why.  And if you have any sayings or quotes which truly help you personally (deep down, straight to your heart, help you), please share them.

     

    Lisa Emrich is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

Published On: February 15, 2010