The business of life is the acquisition of memories; in the end that's all there is"
It saddens me to hear his stories regarding those that cannot find hope in their situations. He regards me as very positive, adaptive, resilient and optimistic person. I think he gives me a little too much credit, but am very humbled by his view of me being refreshing. Even though I am facing adversities; which I wont bore you with; I try to see how truly fortunate I am. Some days, its hard to see that glimmer of sunlight that peaks through on a cold winter day, but I always try to find that light no matter how dark it may seem out there.
A suggestion I give to myself is to reflect on at least three things I am grateful for. Reading books and watching movies helps me tune into how fortunate I am. Even if the things I am filling my mind with may be fiction, there is some truth, and I am highly aware that there are those who are facing bigger tribulations, that I cannot bear to imagine. So today, and this week, I want to find joy in all things I do, no matter how small that may be. For example, in my area a storm is passing through. I was told, "aren't the roads horrible?"
My answer: "I am a New Englander, horrible roads are to be expected" On my almost 2 hour commute home, which normally takes 30 minutes, I played my favorite songs, sang along, danced along, enjoyed watching the snow fall, the warm feeling in my car and the tunes that brought joy to my journey.
I am not sure where dystonia will take me, but I know that I had a great day today filled with memories I will not forget.
I hope everyone can find one thing on those dark days to bring them joy and gratitude.