I am doing most of the things they say I should do.
They being the proclaimers of conventional wisdom. Continue reading “Coping”
Strong social support is one of the keys to happiness and good health. Making an effort to improve relationships with people already in your life is one way to increase your social support.”— Jeanne Graner Krochta, L.P. Mayo Clinic
I have an acquaintance whose hobby is collecting “friends”.
She is warm and friendly. She has amusing conversations.
She flutters from one friend to another.
She undoubtedly has hundreds of Facebook friends.
She finds no lasting joy in friendship, only the excitement of making a new friend.
Or, rather, making an acquaintance.
When I first read this statement, I wanted to throw my computer across the room.
“Attitude creates reality. How you view a situation can have an enormous impact on how you live.
“Some people see setbacks as absolute devastation, whereas others view them as opportunities. At the end of the day, the choice is really up to you.”
Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mayo Clinic
In this post, I share with you a refreshing perspective on living and nurturing our relationships from Dr. Amit Sood of the Mayo Clinic.
I enjoy reading different viewpoints or, I could say, different versions of the same song.
Dr. Sood’s email reinforces and rekindles the kind of behaviors that I want to incorporate in my life.
I feel weary and overwhelmed.
I don’t have much time for reflection or recuperation as I hop on the treadmill of my daily life.
Three more work days before the weekend!
Skimming my emails I found these encouraging words from the Mayo Clinic.
What a week!
Nothing terrible is going on in my life. Just the usual.
I have felt like I am wading in deep mud.
Going through the motions.
I felt like I was pushing the river. Lots of effort. No return.
Just one more day and the week is over.
Hallelujah! Continue reading “Fighting to Get to Friday”