For almost a month, I’ve been undergoing medical tests and doctor appointments. The problem is serious, though not life threatening. It’s just a lot of sometimes invasive tests that will lead to very invasive surgery to fix it… It’s draining, it’s depressing, and because of the upcoming (at some point in the future after more tests) surgery, scary.
I’ve been moody (ask my friends and family!) and teary and pretty much in a very blue and stressed out mood for weeks.
Today, though, I realized I still have to find a reason to smile, no matter how stupid it is. And I highly suggest everyone do this, because it really did brighten up the rest of my dreadful day, just because I took a second to really smile.
I’m walking back to my car in the hospital parking lot after yet another test, and for some reason looked up as I walked behind an SUV. I burst out laughing.
My daughter and I have made fun of those silly little stickers that families tend to put on the back of (usually) their family minivans that look like stick-figure families. Okay, we think they’re dumb, would not put them on our vehicles. Today I saw one I would stick on my car. Very cool. Love zombies. Wish I could have thanked that car owner for the mood lightener.
Try to find your smile. It makes a world of difference. Trust me, I know!