What are you grateful for in your life?
When I was in the hospital for almost 6 weeks because of the two strokes, it had never crossed my mind that the side effects from the strokes were a curse. Since then, it will cross my mind occasionally and briefly that I am cursed. When that happens, I will think or feel of the many reasons that my life is a gift! I am thankful it does not stay around. Do you find that you are dwelling on the suffering you feel or the many unpleasant results because of your stroke? Let’s explore the possibilities that happen to us because of our strokes!
The strokes gave me options I never had considered doing before the strokes. The physical, emotional, mental, recreational, and occupational spheres of our lives are opened since the strokes occurred. I learned that I could do or did things I never would have thought about before the strokes. I am doing something to help other stroke thivors be more successful. I know that you are doing or have done things that you never imagined before.
Serious illness often leads people to reevaluate their priorities in life and change their attitudes toward others. For example, British television broadcaster Andrew Marr, who had a stroke, said that his stroke made him a “nicer and happier person” and less “self-absorbed.”
I start most days with a moment or two of gratitude. I am thankful I am alive and I can do something for others today. What are you grateful for in your life? I hope that you have many things!
Stop by our group training at 5 PM ET on October 25th. You will learn more about the feelings around depression and how to cheer up after a stroke. Meet us at the training! You can register and discover more at success4lifetime.org.
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