Friday, October 17, 2014

#4 Pollyanna is Back!

My mantra has been to stay positive through this journey and I'll admit that some days are easier than others.  I've kept a journal from the beginning to record thoughts and found one of the first entries after the diagnosis.  It's a good reminder for me to read and reflect on looking at the glass half full.  

Ways to stay positive or "The sun will come out tomorrrrroooow!" (picture me singing that last word--pretty scary).  Here goes...
  1. Keep topnotch and caring people near my side
  2. Make goals for the future
  3. Wallowing only one time a week
  4. Enjoy every day
  5. Sing in the shower, outside, in the kitchen, etc. etc. etc.
  6. Nurture myself and others
  7. Reach out
  8. Laugh
  9. Watch funny movies
  10. Feel blessed for what I have
  11. Exercise
  12. Breathe in nature
  13. Appreciate the beauty of life
  14. Learn something every day
  15. Remember everything
  16. Love hard
  17. Hug
  18. Embrace
  19. Smile
  20. Celebrate
  21. Be in the moment
  22. Buy presents
  23. Make baby quilts
  24. Write memories of kids
  25. Eat ice cream
  26. Chocolates
  27. Write
  28. Play the piano
  29. Plan ahead
  30. Listen to the sounds of life
  31. Baby myself
  32. Be comforted with prayers
  33. Accept
  34. It will be okay
  35. Live
  36. Massages
  37. Notice the little things
  38. Be kind
  39. Be gracious
  40. Persevere
  41. Facials
  42. James taylor concert
  43. Rappel
  44. Swim
  45. Travel the bucket list places
I'll be adding to this list so suggestions are always welcome.  Thanks for reading blog #4 of 7777.


  1. Hi there.I am new to this journey. I'm so glad you are doing well and I want to follow in your footsteps!! Do you still wallow once a week?? Right now I am so overwhelmed. Thank you Mary!

  2. Hello back! Yep, I try to keep the wallowing to once a week. Some weeks it is easier than others. I know what you mean by being overwhelmed. Take one day at a time and stay focused. At least that's my latest on how to manage this new life. Keep in touch.