#GrannySays

And with that thought in mind, I’m going to keep on smiling and reminding myself that I could be hospitalized with severe COVID symptoms, instead of the daily mild flu-type stuff going on. Yeah, I’m too tired to do very much, and feel a bit crummy overall. (I mean, even mild COVID is unpleasant and exhausting.) But, I’m still here. And I will get past this! So yep. I’m going to CHOOSE to be happy! It’s that simple.

STAY WELL, FOLKS!

30 thoughts on “#GrannySays

    • Thanks, Ashlynn! It’s all in how you look at things, right? And, yep, sometimes it’s hard to focus on the good stuff, but it’s SO worth the effort!

      I’d love to get back to my WIP, though I haven’t quite had enough energy for that yet. But I’ll get there! Thanks so much for your well wishes this morning, too. Just what I needed! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Somedays that takes a little more work than on others, but again, SO worth it! Even physical symptoms feel less bothersome if you choose to be happy instead dwelling on them. Not always easy, but we can do it if we try. Thanks for stopping by, Jeanne! You’ve helped make my day brighter. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • You’ve discovered my Secret Plan, Mae! πŸ˜€ Curb-kicking coming up!!

      And I got my Kindle version of Bloodless today! Woohooooo! A.X.L. will be spending some time with me in the Comfy Chair later today. PLUS … tada!! … my signed copy will be heading my way very soon, too! It will soon be a Penderfest around here, my Penderpal. We’ll have to compare notes. I’ve read this one is a bit more shocking than usual, and is considered a standalone. But if it has A.X.L. in it, I’m game to give it a go. And now I have a new signed book by them to add to my Pendergast collection. πŸ˜€

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      • What perfect timing! I haven’t checked my Kindle today, but I was just getting ready to start a new book this evening. Guess what is getting bumped to the top of my read list? As you said, it’s time for a Penderfest. We will definitely have to compare notes! ❀

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    • Thank you, Darlene. Sorry I didn’t respond yesterday, but I ended up spending a lot of time resting in the Comfy Chair. Hope to do a bit better with my blogging friends today, but I AM going to listen to what my body tells me. If I get tired, I’ll rest. πŸ˜€ And yes, this too shall pass. (I’m just not ready to pass with it! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ )

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    • Thanks, Craig! My husband believes mindset can fix everything, though I’ve tried to tell him there are times when we still need to take action. A healthy mindset will not fix a compound fracture, for instance, no matter how good he is maintaining one. πŸ˜‰

      But for the most part, it helps tremendously, even by reducing stress levels so your body can heal faster. Hence, my choice to be happy, though my symptoms are still not going away. Yet. But I know it could be SO much worse, and everything IS better with a smile! So …
      😊😊😊😊😊

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  1. Great choice, Marcia! I was referred for a meditation trial by my doctor for help with chronic physical pain – and it does help – sometimes hugely. Mind over matter. Your sunny disposition shines through and I’m sure must make a difference at what must be a debilitating and unpleasant time. Stay close to your comfy chair until you know that you’re properly on the mend. I suspect Covid is one of those things that can get more of a grip if you weaken yourself fighting the symptoms. Be happy! ❀

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    • Aw, thanks for the “sunny disposition” comment, Trish. I try, though I can be as crabby as the next person, if I don’t work on it. I’m glad to know that the meditation has helped you with your pain issues. Mind over matter can certainly do wonders with some things, and a happy attitude can at least release endorphins that add in pain management. I’ve read that COVID-related fatigue comes with a big helping of depression, and my goal is to refuse to accept delivery of that, at least. The rest will heal more quickly if I keep the smile and get rid of the frustrated, depressed, “why me?” moments. Yesterday was easier because of making that decision. Physical symptoms are still the same (three weeks tomorrow) but they haven’t worsened, and that’s the most important thing right now.

      I spent a lot of time in the Comfy Chair reading and napping yesterday, too, as I really am trying to listen to my body. It’s hard. I’m not a lie around the house kinda person, and at this age, I HATE wasting time, but I’m catching up on some of my reading, and that’s a very good feeling! I shall continue treating the symptoms just like you do when you’re coming down with a cold, and waiting this out. I SHALL prevail!
      😊😊😊😊😊

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    • Thanks, John. Don’t know that I can see a bit of difference yet, except that my main symptoms (fever, slight congestion, slight cough, and extreme fatigue) don’t all hit every day. Somedays, it’s just a bit of congestion along with a lot of fatigue. Some days, it’s a low-grade fever instead of the congestion, though the fatigue is ever-present. The narcolepsy-style attacks of falling asleep the minute I sit down have eased, so that’s good. BUT, I think you’re right on the “head in the game” comment. If I’m going to win this one (and I AM!!!!), it will be because I am determined to keep up my spirits and be happy with each day I wake up still here. Let those endorphins FREE to do their jobs!! πŸ˜€

      You stay well over there in Texas, my friend. πŸ€—

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  2. Oh goodness, Marcia, I’m both happy you’re getting stronger and sorry this COVID “stuff” is slowing you down. You have one of the most uplifting approaches to obstacles that I’ve ever seen. You are definitely a winner in my book, and you’ll soon be running laps around the neighborhood. Sending much love! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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    • Hmmmm … Are you sure, Gwen? I mean, I couldn’t run laps around the neighborhood BEFORE I got this wretched virus.πŸ˜‚ But I like the thought that I’ll be able to do so after! πŸ˜‚

      Seriously, thank you so much for your kind words and the love! (Back atcha on that!) I appreciate both greatly, and if attitude is going to be the thing that helps me turn the corner, that’s especially good news, because I plan to hang on to a positive one with both hands! To paraphrase Bette Davis (I think), ” … it’s going to be a bumpy ride,” but so what? Nobody ever promised us a smooth one, right?

      Daily, I see things happening to people that are far, far worse than what I’m dealing with right now, so the heck with weeping and wailing over this. I’m just going to be very grateful that so far, I’m only dealing with mild symptoms. I can handle that. And BEAT it, in the end, by cracky! (As we say down here.)

      That’s my story, an’ I’m stickin’ TO it! Now you stay WELL, my friend! ❀ ❀ ❀

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    • Thanks so much, Jan. I’m determined to beat this, and getting back to a sense of joy in life (even when my activities are limited) is one way I can attack this STOOPIT Crap Virus (SCV for short). πŸ˜€ It can just get out of Dodge. I have a life going on here, and things to do, and I don’t intend to let what amounts to a mild case of the flu and a big helping of fatigue stop me! I’ll take breaks and rest, and take ibuprofen for the occasional bit of fever, etc. But I’m not going to lie down and give up!

      Again, that’s my story, an’ I’m stickin’ TO it!
      πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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    • Thank you, Yvette. And I agree 100%! Positive thinking is the way to go, so that’s what I’m aiming for. When my spirits sag, I’ll give myself a pep talk. But I will not give in to this! And I WILL be happy, no matter what!
      😊😊😊

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  3. A positive attitude is the best way to move forward and is infectious to others. Wishing you a speedy recovery and that you’re at the top of your game soon.

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    • Thank you so much for those encouraging words, Pete. I appreciate them greatly, and that is exactly what I’m aiming for. LIfting my own spirits and passing it along to others when I can. Someone ELSE can handle all the moping and negativity. I’m over it. (Mostly. 😁 )

      Here’s to being happy and getting back to being at the top of my game. And thanks again for reinforcing what I know to be true. Attitude really IS everything!
      😊😊😊

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    • Thanks so much, Staci. It took me a while to dredge up a decent outlook again, but I think I’ve got it now. Will need to remind myself now and then, I’m sure, but that’s fine. I can do that. Happy is better than Miserable, any day, and it’s a fact that it can improve our physical problems, too, so why not make that choice? As it says above, if you really want to be happy, no one can stop you. So that’s my goal! See:
      πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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    • Thanks, Sally. Yes, it has managed to drag on FOUR weeks as of tomorrow. I’m going to post an update today, but at the risk of jinxing myself, I MAY have turned a corner Monday. We’ll see. πŸ™‚ ❀

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