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Monday, September 27, 2010

I was sitting on my back porch looking out over the fields and feeling sorry for myself over my hair loss again when I started thinking, I could sit here and feel sorry for myself or I could start thinking of all the good things in my life that I should be thankful for. 

I decided to think of the good things in my life.

Yes, I am losing the hair and it is gone for good but my reasons for losing my hair are not the same as someone who is losing theirs because of cancer treatments.  Wigs and hats can take care of my problem.

Maybe i can't take long walks in the woods like I once loved to do but I can walk and that is more then some can do.

I can sit and look across the field of grass which is turning brown and see the lovely fall colors that fill the landscape now.  I can watch the deer weave in and out of the woods and a red fox dashing across the field.  If I am lucky,  a black bear.  There are people who see nothing but blackness on their canvas but I can see lovely colors and all the glorious things our creator has made for us to enjoy.  I am blessed.

I am also blessed with a great husband and a wonderful family. 

Each time I get to feeling down, I am going to start thinking of all the good things in my life and I bet the good things will win out.  *s*


  1. We all need to do this more often don't we? Instead of pissing and moaning about all of our woes let's focus on what we have and how lucky we are to be able to enjoy all the beauty around us. It's so simple yet so difficult for most.

  2. Your granddaughter is so very cute, Garnet...I missed commenting on the birthday post. She's one of the greatest things you're blessed with!

  3. I do the exact same thing...sit and feel sorry for myself over things that get me down like being in pain but in all reality it could be so much worse. Yes it may keep me from doing a lot of things but it doesn't keep me from doing a lot of other things. When I get having this pity party for one, I have to force myself to get out of it by doing exactly what you do and magically most of the time it works. I am thankful you can see the blessings in the midst of things that are getting you down. Bless you dear lady...may the blessings come to you abundandly because you so deserve them. XX

    PS Thank you for sharing this. XX

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  5. You have so much to be thankful for Garnet, and I am so pleased to see that you realize it. I know it is depressing to be losing your hair, I lost mine to chemo and it has never grown back the way it was.....and yes I have bald spots. The truth is once one has been completely bald one appreciates any amount of hair. I miss my hair but hey like you when the time comes I will wear a wig or hat.......you are one of the sweetest people I know.....:-) Hugs

  6. You are so right Garnet. When I start to feel down, I always tell myself that there is someone out there that has it way worse than I do. Sometimes we have to stop and think to be grateful for what we have. I think this is only natural for us mere humans!
    Have you thought about bandannas? I wear them all the time when I don't feel like messing with my hair. You can wear them in a variety of ways and they have many, many styles. I even have a Halloween one that is orange and black with little black cats all over it! I am going to try to get a Christmas one too!
    Love Di ♥

  7. You really are your own best friend. You are so positive. I had a client - a young girl - who was completely bald and did absolutely nothing to hide it. She was so attractive and confident I thought she had shaved it on purpose to eliminate drag for competitive swimming but she had alopecia. I would find it hard to be that strong and would be inclined to be down too even though I have really bad hair and a wig would be an improvement.

  8. It's unhappy enough for guys to lose their hair, so it must be really difficult for women. Good on ya for choosing happiness.

  9. I just thank God I get to open my eyes each morning!
    Hang in there sweetie!!

  10. thank you all for your kind comments.