Thursday, October 1, 2009

Remember Who Sees Your Attitude

- I'm thankful for the CF moms and dads out there who have a great attitude . I fully believe that you can often (notice I didn't say all of the time) find good parenting behind a healthy CFer. And before you start sending me hate mail, know that I know that this isn't always the case. But it's also important to recognize that a child will almost always mimic their mom or dad's attitude. If you're a mom who panics over the small stuff, your kid will probably panic too. If you're a dad who feels sorry for himself and the situation that he's in, then your kid will most likely feel the same. Good news is it goes both ways. If a CF parent has a "go get em" we can defeat this kind of attitude, then the child is likely to feel this way too. Most importantly, the kid will feel this way even when he gets sick, when it counts the most.

- I'm so thankful for the opportunity to share my story with the Arizona Daily Star. It was quite interesting to be followed around with a camera all day, but it was also a very enjoyable experience. The photographer and the reporter were very easy to "work with" and made it very easy to act like they weren't there. I'm really hoping that the story turns out alright and will end up inspiring another CFer to take a more active roll in their health. Thank you so much Stephanie and James for taking the time to do the story.

- I'm thankful for the ease at which I'm able to get medicine. It's still hard to imagine that we live in a society in which I can pick up a telephone, dial a number, punch in a bunch of other numbers and then the next day I have a mountain of medicine to pick up. Sure, there are some snags sometimes, but the smooth times far outnumber the times there is a problem.

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Chris said...

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill

Katelyn said...

I am so thankful that I can easily get my medicines and, if necessary, have them expedited in case of an emergency. This is such a huge blessing.

Cheryl said...

Whats the flakseed for????