“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” -Charles Swindoll
Often, when people get diagnosed with a chronic illness such as MS, or seizure disorders, or… they often feel that they will never be happy again. BULL-Poop, I say! Happiness is a choice we make every day. Does that mean that bad things won’t happen? That your MS won’t create problems sometimes? That life will always be easy? That you’ll never feel sad? Nope. It means you have the ability to CHOOSE how you will react to and deal with things in your life. YOU have the power and personal control over how you choose to deal with things.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Here are some links to discuss coping tips and how to maintain a happy outlook, no matter what.
- Dealing with Stigma or Bias against Chronic Illness
- Laughter Through Tears
- Yin & Yang of Chronic Illness Management
- It’s ALL about Communication
- Transition & Change – Tips to see the Beauty of it
- Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel: Builiding your Resilience
- Depression and MS – a Stigma?
- Carolyne’s Gratitude Attitude
Here are some external links I find helpful…
- 7 Great Happiness Tips [Shelley Whitehead] (ecademy.com)
- Balance in all Things – even your Passions! (msmeans.wordpress.com)
- Spirituality Helps Chronically Ill Men and Women Differently (livescience.com)
- When an Autoimmune Disorder Forces You to Alter Your Life Plans (everydayhealth.com)
- A New Special Report by Life Coach, Danea Horn, Provides 5 Key Coping Strategies for the 45% of Americans Suffering from Chronic Disease (prweb.com)
- Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel: Builiding your Resilience (msmeans.wordpress.com)