Sunday, July 24, 2011

Put Your Umbrella Away!

"The sun won't shine until you put the umbrella away.  Be free."  ~Author Unknown

Sometimes we all need a change in attitude, especially those of us who are struggling with chronic illness. When you are sick every day, well, sometimes it just feels like life sucks!  Being sick is hard, but being sick and having a terrible attitude makes everything a million times worse! 

I've started noticing people with Lyme disease falling into two categories: those who have become bitter and depressed, and those who have become extremely pleasant and positive. Being positive is not something that has ever come naturally to me. It takes constant practice, but it has made all the difference in my Lyme disease recovery.

When I'm struggling with a bad attitude, I love to read quotes. Here are some quotes I borrowed from one of my favorite sites, The Quote Garden:

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."  ~Chinese Proverb

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."  ~Art Linkletter

"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go."  ~Frederick Faber

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."  ~Alphonse Karr

"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."  ~Arthur Christopher Benson

I always enjoying hearing other people's favorite quotes, so please feel free to chime in under the comments and share your favorites! 

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