Life is Good

Yes, life is good as long as we allow positive and beneficial thoughts to vibrate within us. There are times we have to work on it, and consciously invite positivity into our lives, but hanging on to negative thoughts and feelings is not the way to live a happy life.

Every morning I tell myself that life is good, and I bless our little Yorkie Romeo, who is vital to my mental health. He cuddles and distributes kisses, looks lovingly at me when I am in pain, or do not feel well. He and I share our bed and feeling that warm little body pressed next to me brings pure bliss. I believe our furry friends play an essential role in our lives. Romeo is a big part of my being able to say life is good, despite advanced cancer and its complications. He continually brings joy, happiness, and laughter into my life.

My husband, Steve, is another factor in my endeavor to remain positive about life. He helps when he can. He wanted a slide digitizer for Father’s Day, and now we are traveling down memory lane, providing us with much joy. I look at the slides from many years ago (we started with our Honeymoon) and count my blessings. I tell myself that life is good as long as I focus on what I have and not what I have lost.

Having a progressive and incurable disease could be such a natural invitation to slide down the slope and start feeling sorry for myself. There are times when it takes energy and strength to keep a positive outlook. When that happens, I tell myself that life is good, no matter what, and it brings me back into alignment. I can also look around and appreciate my husband, little Romeo, loving friends, a beautiful and comfortable home, and medical care that allows me to function and control my pain. And now, with the slide converter, I have another avenue for joy and positivity open to me.

If you are stuck where you don’t like to be, change it. Visualize what would bring you happiness, and then dwell there until the dark clouds lift.

Life is good. Let us open our eyes and allow the blessings in.

Silvia Coggin, CPC
Author and Founder of NotJustCooking.com

 

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4 Responses to “Life is Good”

  1. Avatar Heide

    I am so glad that you are a positive person. That seems to help you a lot. Keep up the good work and best wishes to all three of you. Until next month….distance hugs…

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  2. Avatar Robert Oro

    Silvia,
    You are awesome as always!!
    Have used the time recently to reconnect with old friends and to charge up relationships now that we have the time!!
    Days we thought would just drag on have just flown bye!
    Happy to have what we have!
    Hi to Steve
    Enjoy the Journey,
    Bob and Debbie

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    • Avatar Silvia Coggin

      You and Debbie seem to make the best out of the pandemic. We are trying to do the same. The conversation of our slides into digital images is fun and we enjoy going down memory lane. Wishing you both an enjoyable 4th of July.

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