Thursday, October 9, 2014

Finding Inspiration: Gratitude and Attitude

In 2013, once I had moved back into my own home, and was somewhat mobile, I was having lunch with a friend of mine, and he said, "If you didn't keep your frustrations in check, you would have found that no one would have been visiting you by the time you left the hospital,...or even asking about you after you left."

I would be lying if I said I never experience bitterness over this ordeal I went through, but for the most part, I feel gratitude.  I am grateful that I recovered as well as I did, for the support I received, and for the opportunity to write about it.  Perhaps my experiences will help someone else who find him/herself in a similar situation.

There is a tweeter I follow on Twitter. His name is Steven Webb, and he maintains blog, and is writing a book about his experiences living with spinal cord injury, called Lots of Downs, But No Outs.  

He talks about attitude a lot. And the way I interpret many of his posts and tweets is that life hands you a certain hand, but what you do with that hand is up to you.  He has a really good saying about attitude, and now, as I write this post, I cannot find it, but I would like to share a blogpost he did about gratitude.  It is titled, Practising Gratitude, and I love this post.    

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