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Last Sunday, Pastor Paul’s message was All About Attitude.  His sermons are always great, but this one was particularly awesome in timeliness and applicability.  I was newly determined to bring a positive attitude to every situation I was in this week.  I was hoping that my positive attitude would rub off on those around me.  Um… not so much!  Regardless of how positive my attitude began each morning, it didn’t take long at all before it was sucked away from me by those around me.  It is so much easier to let others’ negativity rub of on me than visa versa.

As a new week begins, all I can do is try, try again.  One of the things that stuck out to me the most out of last week’s sermon was when Paul said “In every obstacle there is an opportunity.”  I know that I will have lots of opportunities this coming week.  I am going to try my best to remain positive despite all the negative, grouchy people around me.

I think I can

Most of you know that I have an excellent example of someone with a positive attitude in my life.  My husband is very consistently (sometimes almost annoyingly) positive about everything.  He is exactly what I need to balance out my occasional pessimistic outlook.  When we come to a point when we need to make a decision about something, we are both very good at presenting our opposite views about the possible outcomes.  I think it is good for us to be that way, but I also think that it would be good for me to soak in some of that positive energy.

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty DumptyThat’s exactly how I feel.  I’ve gotten myself into a huge mess with all of this allergy crap.  I was okay with all the life changes at first, but now it’s just getting old.  I wish I could just go back to my favorite, easy meals that we were used to having.

I don’t think I ever would have tried this elimination diet if I knew that I would never be able to go back.  Now that I have been avoiding all of these foods for several months now, I find that I am getting more and more sensitive when I do have them.  I mentioned that to the doctor, and she that can happen… I wish she told me that before.  I used to bring a sandwich to work for lunch almost every day.  Now even the smallest amount of anything with wheat and I feel awful.

The new plan is to (very) slowly start adding the foods back into my diet.  I don’t need to eat these things everyday, but I would really like to be able to tolerate going out to eat or having a piece of cake at a party.  I’ve gotten a lot of cooking practice over the last couple of months.  We’ve tried new foods that I would actually want to keep in my diet.  But it sure would be nice to fall back on our favorite mac ‘n cheese on busy, tired nights like before.

So many social things are centered around food, and I want to be able to go out more or eat with friends like before.  Plus we have a few travel plans coming up later this year.  There is no way that I can eat like this while traveling.  I know it will take some time to get my body readjusted, but I just have to get put back together!