Our world is made up of good and bad days. As Charles Dickens writes in The Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times and the worst of times.” Yet when fraught with illness, we can get so preoccupied with getting better we lose track of the happy moments.
It’s the same when we watch the news on TV or search for information regarding our symptoms online. Instead of what’s working, our mind tends to zero in on what’s not. Being cognizant of joyful moments, does not mean we negate negative ones. It is not about being in denial or being a Pollyanna. It’s about recognizing all the complexities in our lives.
This week you’ll get a dose of both sad and happy news with helpful information, and tips. Learning to accept the wide array of your emotions and finding balance is key. It’s about doing things to make you happy, but also knowing that happiness is fleeting. It’s not about perfection, permanent states of happiness or about living a problem-free life. It’s about being okay with all of it at least some of the time. Hope you’ll find a little bit of what you’re looking for this week.