Once my mom told me "Don't be too happy about good things. That will only give you further to fall when something bad happens."
OK, it was not exactly a good environment in which to grow up. But I'll cover that in a different blog.
But after reading Nicole Lemelle's blog today (http://www.mynewnormals.com/should-be-enough/) it reminded me of my mother's philosophy. And I thank God that I didn't share her belief then or especially now.
I have generally taken the opposite approach - Celebrate even the small stuff because it will help get you through the hard stuff.
That has never served me better than now with my MS. I can have some really bad times. Days even. When I know I'm getting worse from both my further lack of abilities to the increasing pain. And yes, that does depress me.
But to get out of it I try to find something to smile and be happy about. I told you about them in my blog I titled My Blessings (http://mesmolinski.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-blessings.html ). I guess this blog is just another reminder of the good things I have.
But I think finding something - anything - to think and smile about is so important to everyone. I'd love to have one of those little poppers to shoot off when I needed to. But when I think of all of the mess it would make I'll just have to keep a mental video of one in my head.