|Heidi's weekly chemo dose (navilbene)|
One of my online friends, Gerry, reminded me of the interesting challenge as to whether one sees a glass 'half full' or 'half empty'. She's the 'half full' type. We can choose optimism or pessimism when faced with challenges.
I think of this now when sitting with Heidi in Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's chemotherapy rooms every week. I used to want to get out of there as soon as possible, so would watch the IV infusion bag containing the chemo slowly empty. About halfway, I'd think 'This is taking forever!' Now I am reminded to ignore the time remaining and instead be grateful that such lifesaving medicines are available.. a 'half full' optimism.
I hope I learn to make the same choice in every area of my life.
As always, thanks for your compassion and support!