Saying Thank You, Even When You Don’t Mean It

Standing Tall by Shelly Kerchner book cover
Adjusting to life with a spinal cord injury can be overwhelming and this was what I did to cope with my unruly emotions. I hope it helps others who may be struggling! I became a incomplete quadriplegic 12 years ago. At first when I would drop something I had no easy way of picking things up because of being paralyzed from the neck down. It would set off a surge of anger throughout my body. We get what we need when we need it because one day I was listening to Joyce Meyer and she was talking about saying thank you when something would go wrong. Even if you don’t feel like it. I dropped a bottle of pills and I immediately started saying thank you while using my reacher. Even though i didn’t mean it, after 5 minutes of picking up my pills I started to feel better and eventually found myself smiling! Eventually my feelings caught up to my actions. Sometimes we have to fake it to make it. Give this a try, I promise it will eventually work!

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