Sunday, November 8, 2009

How's Your Attitude?

"...we must admit that we spend more of our time concentrating and fretting over the things that can't be changed in life than we do giving the attention to the one thing that we can, our choice of attitude." Charles R. Swindoll

I have three kids. The two oldest are twins. Shortly after they were born, I joined a Mothers of Twins support group. Several months down the road, I attended my first convention. I got up at 3 am to be at the convention on time. I was exhausted. While at the luncheon, I looked around the room of approximately 300 MOMs (Mothers of Multiples). The thought entered my head, "I have twins who are small and I got up early. I wish they understood how tired I am." Immediately, a second thought, "they are Mothers of twins too and most of them got up early." We were in the same boat..all exhausted." What a relief to know that everyone of those ladies UNDERSTOOD ME! I sat up to the table with a new attitude. Sometimes all it takes is internal conversation with ones self to figure out life's situations.

I watch my attitude daily. On pity party days, depression hovers. I work hard to lose the depression. While Fibromyalgia pain is my constant companion, I try to watch how words flow from my mouth. Because of the pain, it is easy to have a strong attitude, which others don't appreciate, I'm sure.

Always think about your tone of words. Keep a sunny attitude.


  1. I know what you mean, and honestly, today my attitude is pretty much rotten. I wish for one day I could have the energy I had before this rotten disease decided to join me on my life's journey.

  2. I know what you mean! On bad pain days, my attitude can hit rock bottom and then mom pays for it. She doesn't always understand because of her memory problem, so I try extra hard to not let the pain bother me. I hope you are healthier than last week! How is the cold?

  3. The flu virus is much better. At least no fever. Tend to have a day when I think I'm done with it then the next day I realize I'm not. Today has been a fibro fog day and I've been coughing more than the last 3 days. Always increases my FM pain too. Thanks for asking.

  4. Hi, just found your blog. I too am a mother of twins and attended numerous state conventions "back in the day".

    I have only officially been diagnosed with fibro for about a month. The doctors made the condition sound almost hopeless and I found myself getting depressed almost immediately. Thankfully, I started reading and talking to others who also have it and am realizing just how important a great attitude is.