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So SCARED !

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014





What would you do if your were SCARED?
If you received BAD NEWS?
WHAT could you, would you DO?








Years ago, I received a HORRIBLE, life-changing diagnosis.
Yes, it was super scary.
I was glad to know what was wrong.
Then I focused on what was RIGHT with ME.







Life is BEAUTIFUL.
There is so much to CELEBRATE, so many WONDERFUL THINGS TO DO.
The clock is ticking. TICK, TICK TICK.








While I can't change the diagnosis.
I can't change the Dr.'s reaction, shaking his head, muttering it's too late, the damage has been done, nothing will help. . .
I CAN CHANGE my nutrition, by diet, my lifestyle, my workouts.
I CAN WORK ON ME.











Recently I joined a MS Support group on facebook. Support is good, but they only dwelled in the negative. Frequently they talked about SUICIDE, DEATH, the miseries of MS, it was so depressing. They complained all the time bashing their Dr.s, their families, their friends, and relative, just about anyone and anything. They were very bitter and angry. They were paralyzed by negative thinking. They were letting their MINDS affect their health in a VERY NEGATIVE manner. Not to downplay their health issues, It seemed as if they weren't willing to work on trying to improve their challenges.









No matter what issue one faces, IF YOU DO THE SAME THING YOU ALWAYS HAVE DONE - THEN NOTHING WILL CHANGE ! After receiving their emails for awhile I asked politely to leave only to be attacked in a pretty vicious manner. OMG. It sure was an eye-opening experience to see how others are dealing with issues. It's is OK to admit I was not a good fit with their group. They chose to live as victims instead or rising above and being VICTORS.
WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE.










I LOVE being surrounded by so many POSITIVE PEOPLE here. It's inspiring to have so many good uplifting spark friends. How we think affects our health. Choose to find the beauty of each day. Today I watch beautiful grey clouds roll in, blanketing the sky with a fluffy cover. It hides the sunshine, but it brings the possibility of RAIN !!!











I believe in taking RESPONSIBILITY for what I CAN CHANGE and IMPROVE. While I will always have a disease I can do things to decrease the symptoms, to improve my health, to improve my mindset. I have made my life a JOY worth living. I can look at the bright side of things. I can take control of what I put in my mouth. I CAN take charge of getting up and moving my muscles. I can FIGHT. I CAN TAKE ACTION. I live life to the fullest.











I am making so MUCH PROGRESS. Each day I try to move more, walk further, swing the kettle-bell a bit longer. Each day is A CHANCE TO IMPROVE.











What ever battle you are fighting, be strong, have courage and fight your hardest. Don't give up. BE A WINNER. Become your own hero. Inspire yourself. We can do it.









Let your FEARS MOVE YOU towards new goals. ALLOW your fears TO MAKE YOU STRONGER. Work with what you have. Start wherever you are. Believe in only the best. Believe in WHAT IS POSSIBLE. Believe in yourself. Don't ever give up.






XOXOXOXOXO
Sending hugs.

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TERRIJ7 6/11/2014 12:01PM

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GRAMPIAN 4/18/2014 6:32AM

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NASFKAB 3/22/2014 4:35AM

  an inspiring blog thanks

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COOLRAIN 3/16/2014 7:42PM

    What an inspiring post. You are AWESOME. emoticon
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GEORGE815 3/9/2014 2:03PM

    Way to go! Prayers go out to you!

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MIMOTOGO 2/16/2014 2:17PM

    What a great BLOG! You have an amazing mind set that will take you far. Thank you for sharing your path. Keep focused and like you said you are the change, you are the one in control. My niece shared this with me years ago and it stuck: "If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten." So we can be the change and change the things we can.
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WEGENERCS 2/14/2014 9:30AM

    Well done. Well done. Well done!

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GARDENQE2 2/6/2014 12:17PM

    Thank you, Dear Girl, for this blog!
None of us have a life that is perfectly wonderful. Sadly, many people spend all their energy feeling sorry for themselves, and trying to bring others down with their constant moaning.
You spend your energy improving your own life and with your words and example improving that of many others.
I'm constantly grateful and glad for your attitude and for myself because I have met you.
Keep pushing your limits!
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COLLARN 2/5/2014 8:21AM

  Very inspiring. Why is human nature so addicted to the negatives in life? Many of us actually have to will our minds to look at the positives. And there are so many more good than bad in the world, but we have such a hard time seeing that. Thanks for the reminder as I look at another rainy day. Flowers will be here shortly thanks to all this rain. God bless!

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SEWISTLADY 2/3/2014 2:26PM

    This is a superb blog! I completely agree with what you're saying. Recently someone said to me that if you keep doing the same things, you will get the same results and that stuck with me. I am now making some changes to get different results and enjoying the ride!

Spark People are such positive people and I love that about this group! I try to always look on the bright side and the motivation I get here is wonderful.

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BOOZEYFORD 2/3/2014 11:53AM

    Such an inspiring story. And awesome outlook, reminds me how truly little I have to complain about. Thanks for sharing

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BLUENOSE63 2/3/2014 4:58AM

  Your inner strength and positive energy are exceptional! You inspire me to be the best I can be!

Thanks for being who you are and continue blogging!

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BETRHO48 2/1/2014 8:01PM

    Thanks so much for your very UPLIFTING and encouraging message.

We all face negatives in our lives and how we face them often determines the outcomes.

Best wishes as you continue on your journey.

~Beth emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 2/1/2014 5:06PM

    I love this post and it YOUR are one of the reasons I LOVE Spark.

Blessings on your journey.

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RENATA144 2/1/2014 12:31PM

  Study what MONTEL WILLIAMS has been doing for himself. He has modified his diet & exercise regimens & is trying/ using ( alternate) medical techniques. He looks great & is trying to help & Inspire other people with MS.

Don't give up FIGHT BACK WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE.
NEVER SURRENDER!!!!!!!
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JUST_TRI_IT 2/1/2014 7:16AM

    Wow... I agree wholeheartedly. When we wake up each morning, we have a choice. We either open our eyes to the beauty of the day or we regret that the day began. Our choice. Period. Your essay is a wonderful reminder of that choice.

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ALIIDA 2/1/2014 1:27AM

    I don't know a whole lot about MS, but I think your doctor's words were very strange. As far as I know, the disease has nothing to do with anything you did.

Thank you for inspiring people who have serious diagnoses with your courage. emoticon

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PIGGYWAY 1/31/2014 10:59PM

  LOVE IT

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SALAM4545 1/31/2014 7:46PM

    THANK YOU! I don't know why you chose to share this message but I am so grateful you did. I was feeling pretty defeated today, but reading this really helped me to change my mindset. I cannot thank you enough. emoticon

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TANITHSEH1011 1/31/2014 10:35AM

    Super inspiring, and of course you are very right. Keep it up!

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TAGSUIT2 1/31/2014 10:26AM

    emoticon emoticon mindset, you can do all things through CHRIST that strengthen you. I am so glad that you got out of the negative in to the positive and have succeeded. Stay strong and Stay positive. God bless

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HAPPYWALKER 1/31/2014 10:03AM

    Absolutely inspirational !!! emoticon

What a wonderful attitude, and it will serve you well. emoticon

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AJB121299 1/31/2014 8:49AM

    Nice

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GBSLIM 1/31/2014 8:47AM

    I'm impressed.............and inspired. You're AMAZING!

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GBSLIM 1/31/2014 8:47AM

    I'm impressed.............and inspired. You're AMAZING!

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WEARINGTHIN 1/31/2014 2:10AM

    Nice sentiments. I'm not much of a fan of Facebook either. It fact, I've read that seemed to have reached their saturation point, and growth has slowed way down. An artilce in the New York Times has suggested that this could be the year of the beginning of a movement away from these technology based activities. It claims a growing segment of the population will move toward more natural methods of interaction and activity. Thanks for a nice blog, Glenn

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CLAVINOVA 1/30/2014 11:31PM

    very beautiul and inspiring blog! You have a wonderful attitude about life and so glad you share it with us. Have a super week!

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2B4EVERFITAT50 1/30/2014 10:46PM

    Great post. Helps me as a physician to remember what an impact our "words" (verbal and nonverbal) can have when we give bad news. There is always hope, always "something" that can be done - even when there might not be a cure. Thank you for sharing.

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JSURFACE3 1/30/2014 9:26PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. Inspirational. My husband is newly diagnosed with MS. He's on the negative focus right now. I hope he'll be able to turn his outlook towards the positive. I found true hopefulness for my husband through reading your blog...Thank you again. emoticon

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4RASCALS 1/30/2014 9:13PM

    I'm so proud of you. You always look to the bright side. Rather than feel sorry for yourself, you explore new ideas, new research for your illness. You eat healthy, juice, and despite it all you manage to exercise & stay positive. You are simply inspiring, and reading your blogs teaches me something new each day. Thank you !!

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KNEEMAKER 1/30/2014 9:01PM

  Great blog. Thanks for sharing!

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HEALTHYME98 1/30/2014 7:45PM

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Just the positive words I needed! I look forward to your blogs and COMPLETELY agree with you about the MS support groups. My family and I went to a weekend retreat for MS patients and their families. We had a lot of fun, but on the last day, they had a caregivers seminar that was like a funeral. My husband was appalled at how depressing the speaker was. So, we avoid the "support groups." We go and do things with wonderful friends and family, and we laugh and giggle. Yes, mobility has to be thought about at times (And, pain lately) BUT, I AM NOT A VICTIM OF THIS DISEASE! I AM VICTORIOUS!!!!! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!!!!

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 1/30/2014 7:23PM

    Thank you.............thank you..............I needed a bit of a "wake up" call.

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SAMMI-SAM 1/30/2014 7:02PM

    Thank you for this uplift. My mother was just diagnosed with cancer this morning. Thank you so much for that positive uplift.....

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KASSANDRA55 1/30/2014 7:02PM

    I LOVE your blog! I am adding you as a friend if that is OK?

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