"Focus more on where you are going to than what you're going through"

james shone

By James Shone

This quote speaks to me a great deal at the moment. I am currently on half term with my 4 children and today is a stunning autumnal day. Yet I am indoors and lacking the energy to really put one foot in front of another. It’s now 4 years since the invasive brain surgery I experienced for my expansive Meningioma and I feel I SHOULD be experiencing higher energy levels now. But I am not! One thing I have learned over the last few years is the peril of self pity. The ‘poor old me’ approach really does not work – one has to keep hope alive. Looking forward and believing for good is key. As well as this – I believe thankfulness for what is good and what one can do is also liberating from the heavy yoke of ‘poor old me.’

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