Sadly these days it is becoming increasingly more difficult to stay positive…when we listen to the news there is always a story that makes us feel less than happy about what is happening in the world…The bomb at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, the Knife attacks in London and countless other horrific events in the news. Many of us are genuinely worried about what is going on in the world, and because there is so much negativity around we often become focused on that negativity…I needed something to get my motivation back but nothing jumped out at me until now… There is a great deal of good and many many positives out there… we just need to look for them.
I have decided that I am going to focus on the positive and each and every post I publish from now on is going to feature three little thingsthat I can be happy about.
Many of you already know that my blog posts have been few and far between of late…In fact they even came to a grinding halt for quite a while. I was attacked by a cyber bug and had to get a clever man to sort things out but after being off line for such a long time resulted in me loosing the momentum I previously had and sadly my posts came to an absolute stand still… I toyed with the idea of getting things back on track…and posted my Back on track post in April but since then my creative juices seemed to have all but dried up. However when I took a look at my blog site the other day I was surprised to see that I have been receiving in excess of 2,000 comments each and every day and I have been very happy to see that a good 90% of the comments are positive people sending positive feedback and positive messages about my posts. Just another example of the positive stuff out there that I just needed to see it. This has been just what I needed to get me back on track so with this in mind I am going to start a new chapter in my MS battle. I am going to focus every day on something that I am grateful for, something that is positive and something good to send a sprinkle of hope to everyone. Each day I am going to see as a fresh start and each of my posts are going to feature three little things that make me happy… lets see what happens.
Cambridge scientist on the verge of curing Multiple Sclerosis
My second positive thing to share is an article I found on Face Book about and amazing woman Su Metcalfe who is said to be on the verge of finding a cure for MS..
I read this in the “Cambridge News” (and I quote) MS, an auto-immune condition which affects 2.3 million people around the world, attacks cells in the brain and the spinal cord, causing an array of physical and mental side effects including blindness and muscle weakness. At the moment there’s no cure, but Su and her company, LIFNano, hope to change that.
On the topic of comfort… Because of My MS I have limited mobility and this means that I spend a majority of my daytime hours sitting. It doesn’t really matter if your big or small just the simple fact that you can’t reposition yourself when you feel uncomfortable especially when it’s hot you get sweaty in places that normally the air would circulate if you were walking around, sitting down all day it doesn’t allow the air to circulate and this means that I am more susceptible to pressure sores or skin irritations which can escalate and become infected if not attended to. My sister works as personal care nursing assistant in aged care in Australia and she recommended I try the Menalind Professional range which comes in a verity of creams or mouses. She said that she uses it with some of her bedridden residents and it was excellent, light weight and better than some of the heavier creams. I went on line and ordered some and so far I think is seems to be working. you can find more info here: https://www.hartmanndirect.co.uk/skin-care/menalind-skin-protection-foam
My nurse has also prescribed Medihoney barrier cream, which is excellent. The other thing that my sister recommended is a sheep skin chair rug which many of her residents also find helpful… The sheep skin is obviously natural so reduces the risk of irritation that may occur with synthetic products… It is also very comfortable and takes the pressure off my “Gluteus maximums”If you know what I mean. 🙂
TheseThree Little Things have made me happier today… and I hope that you reading about my positive experiences has sprinkled some positivity & happiness over your world too. Thats all for now, Thanks again for all your positive comments and for reading about my Three Little Things.