Warning, Attitude Might Be Hazardous To Your Health

In 1985, my mother died from metastatic uterine cancer.  Several weeks before the last stretch of her journey home, as she called it, one of my siblings said, “Mom, this is a case of mind over matter!” My mother placed her hand on my sibling’s arm, and said, “Sweetie, if it was ever a case of mind over matter, mind lost a long time ago!”

A friend told me today that he “liked my new attitude”, and that he felt my health would improve along with my disposition.  In truth, I have about four medical conditions episodes of which can be triggered by stress.  Grumpiness, and attitudes causing grumpiness, fall squarely in the stress category.

If negativity can be hazardous to your health, and lack of negativity can be beneficial to your health, I’m betting that a positive outlook can be beneficial to your health!  And now that I think of it, my mom smiled even as she conceded that the cancer had “won”.  She didn’t have a negative attitude — she had cancer!


2 thoughts on “Warning, Attitude Might Be Hazardous To Your Health

  1. Lyne't Smith

    This has truly helped me today. Thank you, your journey encourages me daily and keeps memindful of my attitude and complaints. I will say, now that I’m conscious about being negative it is harder to complain and criticize.

    1. ccorleyjd365 Post author

      Try going public with a vow not to complain for a year!!! My friends just raise their eyebrows at me and say, “You’re not complaining, are you?” and I have to immediately check myself!!! Very invigorating!


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