I am sooooooo excited! I just joined "Little Glimpses" group and found a place where they were asking what you do consistently to pause and assess. Well, during Kelly's visit, she said one of the most profound and yet simple things that has totally changed my outlook each day. She said instead of asking someone who is ill every day, "How are you?"---instead, ask, "What's good today?" It makes you focus on positive things. Poor Jeffrey, every morning was being woken and asked to concentrate on what hurts and what felt yucky when I asked, "How are you?"---now he gets a grin on his face when I ask him, "What's good today?"
SO! Actually, Regan won the contest by a random generator, but she wanted to give the artwork to ME! What an awesome and selfless act! I am so excited and honored to have a piece of artwork by Mystele! It's titled, "Sadie Paused" and is a wonderful, wonderful reminder to Jeffrey and me to continue to pause and think of "What's good today" even when he feels so crappy all the time.
Today I got to surprise him with a, "GUESS WHAT'S REEEAALLLLY GOOD TODAY?!?" And I got to tell him that we won a painting and he was genuinely excited! Hooray!