Through understanding our illness, I believe we can stay positive. It’s important to be and stay positive. We must buy into the cup’s half full philosophy.
How many of us equate stress, or our own mortality through an illness of a loved one? When our loved ones are terminally ill, it’s easy to think that could be us in 15 to 20 years. Illness tends to open our thoughts to what we need to do about our own lives.
In my own case through my own experiences of dealing with a loved one with a terminal illness, it would have been easy to spiral into negativity. Although I had been living with not knowing I had Cerebral Palsy for 46 years, I remained upbeat and positive. But it was watching mum work through her illness that opened my eyes.
It’s important to stay positive through illness. We must also deal with stress, so that we prevent illness. My mum showed me through her illness, that no matter how positive we are, we must continue to deal with stress.