Sweep the floor clean and open the windows! It’s a brand and grand new year! And in order to make it the absolute best, one of the most important activities that we can practice (besides good mid-winter cleaning) is forgiveness. Here’s why: The new year offers many opportunities for us to do better than we […]
One of the techniques I try to use whenever I’m in a quandry over something regarding my health is to ask, “What if I were not me? What if I were my mother? My sister? My friend? What would I say? Do? Pray over?”
This helps me take the sometimes-frustrated or “at sea” me out of the conversation and puts me in the mindset of at least a little more objectivity.
This technique is also helpful when I’m talking with my doctors. On more than one occasion, I’ve asked, “Would you send your [wife/daughter/sister] to this specialist? Prescribe the same medication to your mother? Follow this course of treatment yourself?”
Only once did a doctor take offense to this kind of questioning. The other times, the docs were surprisingly receptive, thinking for a moment, and then giving an honest and helpful answer.
Stuck? Befogged and befuddled?
Think differently…What if you were not you?
What would you say/do, now?
Blessings for the day,