lol wrote:My mother is a person to emulate. This is her living plan:
You need something to love, something to do, and something to look forward to.
And she loves her own company. That is big.
She is interested in many different types of people.
She prides herself on having a positive nature.
I hope to grow up to be like her some day, but I have a long way to go.
This is excellent, and something I've increasingly subscribed to as time goes by. Thanks for sharing!
Gilgamesh wrote:Plus, a bunch of little things -- I mean really little things -- have gone right: my two iHerb orders arrived earlier than planned, with nothing damaged, and no duties or taxes imposed. And the twenty avocados I bought on sale last week have been ripening exactly on schedule!
The little things matter a lot! There's always something to be positive about, it just depends on what you focus on at any given moment. I've implemented a sort of gratitude journal and positive psychology, and both have paid back far more than I've put in. There's also something ridiculously gratifying about little things like buying a bunch of produce and having it all ripen exactly when you want it to.
Silverlining wrote:Hey friends...the storm is still raging around me, but I'm righting my own personal ship, which can seem selfish; however so many inner circle family members rely on me for emotional and physical support, that it's okay to get "me" right. Thanks so much!
Gilgamesh wrote:Silverlining: yes, one must right one's own ship! I'm focusing on that now, finally. The most beloved people in my life understand; others, not, but that's OK.
Too true. It can seem selfish at times, and lonely, but everyone needs to take their own time and sometimes seek external (non-family/friends) support. I've tried explaining the risk and implications associated with ApoE (among other things), and why certain lifestyle choices are important for me. I get the general support as family is apt to do, but most don't really understand, as is true of most conditions or unique circumstances. Online communities have helped a lot, as well as trying to feel comfortable being emotionally independent in some ways.
Gilgamesh wrote:Got the results yesterday: totally clean!
Very awesome! I'm really happy for you.