Thursday, July 11, 2013

Don't Worry Be Happy!

Sounds easy when its in a song right? Harder to practice in real life. But you can. You can practice and you can be happy. Not every minute. Its real life for crying out loud..but more than you are now!
Okay this is my speech for the day because I am just so moved to do so..I posted this last night on a couple of my pages, and got little response.

" It is important to remember that your own thoughts and beliefs do manifest themselves physically, and can affect your overall health and mood. 
Start changing your mentality today by starting your day off with positive imagery. 
You can also ponder on the many ways in which you can use your own gifts and talents each day to better the world and create the change you would like to see in your daily life."    

This is true. Like being nervous can cause you to sweat or have to pee! Like getting embarrassed can cause you to blush! The chemical makeup of happy tears are DIFFERENT than tears of sadness! The list can go get the point. There are proven physical reactions to your emotions. 
That reminded me (even though I don't like to make generalizations), it is in fact true, that there are majorities of people in the general populous that act or think a certain way. I have to say not a lot of people are PRO active.This is not for the people who are very engaged in their health and stay informed educated and try everything they possibly can. There are those of us who do EVERYTHING and then some. Kudos to you all!! But there are those who are NOT.  Those who are in real true pain, so bad they can barely function. And do nothing about it. Those are the ones who make me very extremely sad for their future, because they dont even think they  have one. They have lost hope and  are too tired to do anything except breathe.

 They are REactive. And so often I hear "I cant, it hurts, you have no idea..." And I get it. I of all people get it. But you have to be proactive if you want to have success. Especially us with illness. Quit smoking, skip that soda, don't let people get you angry, learn to let it go and take your emotional and mental health into just as much consideration as you would a child who fell off a bike.If it hurts don't give up just do less, do it more slowly or less often, but it will ALWAYS hurt if you don't try at all. Do you need those oreos?  Do you have to get revenge? Do you have to turn your stomach over things you cannot control? Not really. Just realize for everything you do there is a consequence. Weather its an extra 3 pounds, a flare, prolonging an argument with someone, stiff neck or a missed appointment and now you have fee's that you cant afford to pay...there are physical reactions in your body and you need to do whats best for your body. Make the best decision for you and be happy with it. Use your ability for independent thinking and use those emotions to better yourself. Don't take on the negative energy from those around you. Release it back to them.YOU HAVE TO. you owe it to yourself. So walk 5 minutes, stop sucking down the diet soda by gallon, read about emotional healing, take a yoga class, empower yourself to get a new doctor, make that call you have dreading to make, forgive yourself and don't expect perfection, ......DO WHAT EVER it take s to move FORWARD! DO NOT GET STUCK!! YOU ARE NOT YOUR ILLNESS!! YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE!!


  1. Hi Dawn. I just came across your blog today and it is always helpful to read material by others with thoughts that I can relate to!
    My name is Shelly Bolton and back in February I had my first book published, "Fibromyalgia: A Guide to Understanding the Journey." It has done fairly well, and I am working on another, thanks to requests from readers, that will be entirely made up of stories from other "fibromites," as well as a few poems and that kind of thing. I am very excited about this project and wanted to reach out to you to see if you would like to contribute your own story or any other material for this project. We are going to try to publish by the end of August, so if you are interested I will need to hear from you soon. If so, please contact me at
    Thank you so much for this blog, and I hope you are doing well.

  2. Thanks, I will send an email shortly, and also check out the book. I love reading anything I can about Fibro, especially from other members!