Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Well here I was having a pity party after talking to my doctor's office this morning. He reduced my thyroid meds again and I'm afraid that I'll gain weight. So I decided to do my SP huddles to kind of raise my spirits a bit. When I do the huddles, I usually try to offer support to anyone who indicates a need for it. So, that's what I started out doing. When I read this one person's page and blog I thought to myself, "Self, what are you whining about? Here is a person who is in dire straits and you're down because of your thyroid meds? Pull yourself up and get on with it already!!!" So, I started offering them words of encouragement and suddenly I felt better too. In helping someone else, I remembered just how good my life actually is and how petty I was being. Now I don't feel sorry for myself any more - I feel like I've actually been blessed with a pretty great lot in life. I guess that's the whole purpose of the message boards, emails and huddles. They give us the boost we need to get our motors started. Thanks Spark People for providing that much needed place for us to go to get that little boost every day.