There once was a woman who woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today?"
So she did
The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror
and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.
"H-M-M," she said,
"I think I'll part my hair down the middle today?"
So she did
T! he next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.
"Well," she said,
"today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."
So she did
The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.
"YEA!" she exclaimed,
"I don't have to fix my hair today!"
Attitude is everything.
Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Leave the rest to God
Rosie, that is a wonderful post! I can only hope for that kind of an attitude! My hair is is about three inches below my waist and when I cut it, I will be donating to cancer patients for a wig. They require about 12 inchs of hair.
Love & Peace
I wish I'd had some of your hair for a wig when I was bald from chemo. My wig was not real hair-too expensive. But on behalf of current and former cancer patients, I thank you for your generous and personal donation.
Oh, Rosie...I didn't know and I am so sorry that you had to go through chemo. I hope everything is fine with you, now.
Love & Peace
Onward and Upward!
Yay! I'll bet it was that positive attitude! YOU are the Sunflower! Growing tall and strong, as well as onward and upward.
Love & Peace
Here is another one for you,
One Mid-Summer Saturday Morning, it is pouring down rain...
In the city, an avid golfer looks out his window and says, "Darn, its raining! That kills my day of Golf!"
In a distant county, a farmer looks out his window about the same time and says, "Wonderful! Thank you Lord! My crops will grow and all my babies will get some relief from the heat.
It depends on how you look at each scenario of course.
Personally I believe raindrops are part of the 'reminder of the promise' for the plants and flowers of the field. When they feel that, they again Know.
In Bergen, Norway, there is a holyday called “the festival of the rain” or something like this. I saw this on TV. They celebrate the rain and the wealthy it brings to the citizens of Norway. And keep in mind that the west coast of Scandinavia is a very wet – it has an oceanic-polar climate. But rain means green lush vegetation, it means hydroelectric power, it means a lot more things.
Well, during that holiday it happened to be a sunny day, with no rain at all. You know what happened? They brought in the place where the gathering took place a fire-engine loaded with water and a fireman splashed the crowd with a lot of water. Everyone was happy and was dancing in that false rain.
Considering it rains almost daily in Bergen, those are people with a healthy attitude about rain; they learned to respect, value and even love it.
After that day, when I saw the festival on TV, I used to say every rainy morning that it’s a beautiful day. Still, nobody in my family can understand me.
What kind of life I heve got? Half Full or Half Empty? Sure, I've got much more than lots of poorer and less educated, less fortunate with health or even looks. But being surrounded with people who tend to grumble about life's misfortunes all the time one becomes the same pesimist as the others, or even worse. And the smallest misfortune seems to be the end of the life.
One recent example. It was the morning of American Thansgiving day. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here but having an American friend I had high expectations for that day. Unfortunately life circumstances fell so that we had very little time to communicate and see each other a few days before and in that morning as well. And his schedule for that day seemed to be not compatable with my dreams about the perfect Thanksgiving in his company. Sure, I didn't tell him a word about my disapointment but he didn't need any words. he saw sadness in my eyes and asked about the reasons. I told it's just another blue day and he seemed to be ok with that. I was almost crying when we parted (or maybe did cry, I don't remember now. But I was really really depressed then, that's for sure) I couldn't help thinking how unhappy I am that I can't spend Holidays with him and that it's what I always have- no one except my father to celebrate holidays with, no one to lean on while sitting on the sofa and watching telly, no one to kiss when romantic mood catches, no one to hug wishing happy holidays... I'm almost 37 and I'm still alone... and even now when I have someone who cares for me more than anyone ever did I'm still alone because he's not with me yet, he's far apart and has own life that makes own corrwctions to any plans we do make. I even started to daubt his feelings and attitude towards me and our relationship.
But then I opened my care2 page (wanted to add a new tune to it) and found the comment from one old friend telling that I should thank the God for what I have and trust God for what I need and that God hasn't forgotten me....it was kind of ironical 'cos these words came from the guy who had broken my heart less than a year ago... and hadn't communicated with me since July or so. But these words turned something inside of me, they made me look at everything from the other perspective. I understood that self-pitiness is the worst attitude I could have, especially with so much of everything I've got at this point of my life! Yes, I can't say where the road of my life goes.. not right now... but it goes through some very wonderful period and i should cherish every moment of it!
My american friend IMed me soon after I made that change in my attitude. He said he's worried how I was feeling and if everything was ok here. It made my heart warm again and I told him what I have just wrote about Half full and Half empty phylosophy and about everything (not mentioning the reasons of my sadnes ) and i told him that I've got a lot , maybe more than I could imagine for this point of my life and that I'm really thankful for that. To which he said: "Me too" and invited me to spend Tanksgiving evening together. He said that he'd been invirted to have dinner with his ex and their daughter (her daughter) but he declined the invite, and that he'd rather spend time with me even if we can't really be together. He was cooking Thanksgiving dinner and I was watching him on cam it was unusual experience, and it was fun. Then we chatted a lot, lost count of time It was close to the morning here in LT when we parted, sad that we can't be together for real yet and that time to part always comes but happy that we could be together at least via Internet. God bless the Internet??
So much about the attitude. Things are as good and nice as good and nice we see them .
I am happy to hear of your successful outcome Rosie. Recently, I was at an art museum, and a husband had an exhibit dedicated to his wife who had ovarian cancer. It was heart wrenching to see this heart felt display. She contributed to it as well before her passing.
It opened my eyes to see those who suffer with this. She wanted to convey that she had gone through many transformations while dealing with this and she felt that this had made her stronger.
"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
attitude, there´s an alternative to every thing.
no blind faith in what we read, no matter the subject or field. I weigh up and sort it all out some time...I never sneer at hints, at least in connection with tips for health...
Rosie, hat off, you don´t sound as if you had a chemo, if I understood well. Only a positive attitude can help, it has healing powers...
Said, no blind faith in things at the beginning above here; I owe just a great deal of knowledge to all the printed things over the years, but it´s most important to be critical and pose oneself questions, which way to go, find out which is the best. I for one use only nature products...Hair got me speaking; I mean to say, I wouldn´t care if my hair turned white tomorrow. In other words, if my hair´s still black -"sort of"-, well I owe this to an attitude...We need to consult a doctor, doubtless, but look somewhere else too, we may encounter wonders...
Attitude, also we need what we read everyday, we just need it, for a chat on the side walk, but we also need to know that it´s not always the whole story...In however far.