Posted by john the younger on 05/23/2008 07:14:39
In reply to Pain posted by john the younger on 05/23/2008 06:36:45
Oops!! I forgot the most important thing...KEEP THE MOOD UP...
Norman Cousins describes in "Anatomy of An Illness" how he did that by
watching "prat fall" movies that made him laugh. Make a particular
effort if you can to do things special for yourself, things that have
lifted your mood in the past. A Spa treament, steal off for an
afternoon movie from work, you know what they are.
Engage others. This is what lifts my wife's spirits. She doesn't let
strangers see her in pain. See if you can get that grumpy checkout
clerk at your local grocery engaged in conversation about the
weather!! It's raining here and I suspect coming your way so you may
have something to talk about. ;-)
Lovingly, john the younger