Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! I hope if your home is snow covered you’re staying warm.
I took this photo in Telluride last February. It was fun to watch the skiers, but I felt a longing for the life I used to live. The one before autoimmune diseases when I could run and play.
As the new year rolled around, I decided to focus on the good things in my life instead of the changes. You see, I’m very blessed. In spite of limitations and disabilities that are frustrating, I have a good, full life.
So often I focus on what I don’t have. For me, it’s rarely the beautiful new home, the new car, diamonds, etc. I often focus on the abilities I no longer have. Before I got sick, I earned my black belt in Tae Kwon Do. When I’m having a bad day, I tend to focus on what might have been had I gotten sick.
I loved sparring and won several tournaments, but I started getting ill right before I earned my black belt. By the time I received it, I could no longer compete. In fact, I could no longer practice. It caused too much pain.
This year, however, I plan to focus on my abilities. What I can accomplish in spite of my disability. My life has changed, but I still have a good, blessed life. It’s time to focus on the blessings. I have a good life and instead of lamenting what might have been, I want to focus on what is.
Will you join me in focusing on what you can do this year? I would love to hear your stories and how you’re changing your focus and making the this year the best ever!
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