The Power of Positive Thinking

Power-of-positive-thinkingToday is day #7 of taking probiotics in the form of a product called Align and the results have been incredible. I have had no bathroom problems, my body weight has been fluctuating but is coming down and my blood sugars have been remarkable. With suggestions from my readers I know that there are better probiotics on the market, especially ones that are refrigerated at a health food store, but even with just taking this product I can see many positive changes overall.

I received a phone call from my primary care physicians office letting me know that the results of my blood test are very good other than it showed a high potassium level. This doesn’t seem quite right and my wife explained that it could be a result of leaving the test sample sit too long before testing it. At any rate they would like me to come back and do another test next week. I should get a copy of the previous test to see just where my A1c is at.

Throughout this life experiment the one thing that has never changed is my attitude towards discovering answers to my own health. I have stayed steady in keeping a positive attitude and I believe that this is one of the markers that makes the biggest difference between winning and losing. For each of us there are so many trials and tribulations we must face in life and with each challenge we have the simple choice to make between thinking positive about it or thinking negative about it. When we think about a problem in a negative way we usually end up putting less effort in the cause of getting through it and correcting it. This brings about another emotion that we call regret. I can never think that I didn’t put my best foot forward in any situation and even if it takes a long time to get through, I will continue to push forward and not allow anything to stand in my way of finding the answers I need. I can’t think of anything that is more important than my own health. Without it where would I be? I have too many people in my life who I love dearly and know that they love me too. I don’t ever want to be a burden on someone else and it is my responsibility to make sure that I am the best I can be.

I know that keeping my sights set on those things positive have created the person I am right now. Not only with my own personal health but also in my home life, my work life and all of the personal relationships I have Β with others. When two or more positive people get together the results are amazing. Changes come about each day in our lives and we have no other choice but to deal with them. It makes it so much easier when we discuss these things with others who keep a positive attitude and avoid the nay sayers who complain about every little problem in the world. I don’t like to waste my energy in this way although we all get caught up in someone else’s negative energy. Each time this happens I feel drained and need to find a way to get away from these people. I have learned that by simply staying positive about things teaches others that speaking in a negative way usually ends up in a very short conversation as I have to go rearrange my sock drawer. This is the same feeling I get after watching the news. Why would anyone want to hear about all of the ills in the world when the truth is that they are really pretty small compared with all of the positive things that are happening around us.

This weekend marks the last weekend before the wedding and we will be doing a lot of work preparing the house for guests. From bedding and linens to bathrooms we will make sure are guests feel more than welcome. With making these same preparations we are also preparing the house for sale next month as many rooms haven’t even been opened in over a year. It is a love – hate relationship with me as I ask myself why we have rooms that we don’t use, but on the other side it is convenient for times like this wedding. When we do purchase out final home in Florida this is one thing we have to keep in mind and decide what size home we really need.

Well I have to get started… I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Blood Sugar- 81, Weight- 176.6

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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23 Responses to The Power of Positive Thinking

  1. cvanhook says:

    Always stay Positive, it does help. I released all negative energy a few years ago and I have been a better person since, your on the right track. Keep smiling and have a fantastic weekend πŸ™‚

  2. geekkat says:

    Positive thinking is definitely the best way to feel, thing and be better. I’m glad you are getting better with the help of the probiotic. Hope you have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

  3. Great post – I am hypoglycemic myself. I am going to check out and do some research on pro-biotics. Thanks!

  4. Bob Fenton says:

    Happy to see more people with diabetes discuss to power of positive thinking, This has been a big help to me over the years and I try to emphasize this as well.

  5. Deniza says:

    This lifted my mood. I am exhausted from this week, especially seeing all those old, ill patients :/ Always trying to stay positive and get better at what I’m doing. Have a great weekend :*

  6. Glad you are feeling better Billy and once again on the mend.
    Have a great weekend with your guests.

  7. I love, love, love this post! Just keep doing what you’re doing. πŸ™‚

  8. hsampson says:

    Wonderful lesson Billy thank you!!! This is so right but sometimes the only way to really understand it is by experiencing it in your own flesh! Thanks again!!

  9. New Journey says:

    Happy wedding…sounds like a busy week and a good time lies ahead…so glad your feeling better and your numbers are good…and what a bonus to have a wife on the inside of medicine..LOL great post and there is nothing like a positive attitude in life….makes a difference in every aspect of my life…no reason to be on a downer….XX kat

  10. rubiredsaid says:

    First I will congratulate you on your wedding, wishing you both all the best!
    I was really pleased to read your blog and don’t feel so isolated as I battle poor health.
    I too have been having Probiotic and I do feel I am benefitting from having it.
    I will read more so until then all the best!

  11. I’m glad this is working for you. I wrote about the benefits of probiotics and eliminating processed foods in this article http://envisionhealthcoaching.org/2014/02/15/cereal-killer-2/

  12. Great way of putting it about positive thinking. It’s so often stated in a very “blind faith-wishy washy” almost overly high on the “new age” movement way. I am going to bookmark this post, as it is so simply stated and logical and point so well made. Thank you!!

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