In my opinion, seeing even negative things in a positive way is a choice. You can look at everything from a negative point of view even if your situation is not great or you can look at everything as a learning experience and decide that you would rather find a solution that is more positive.
We could use this pandemic the world is going through as an example. I’ve been watching social media to see how people have been dealing with the situation. What I see is a lot of fear and anxiety and way too many people floating negative ideas about the vaccine, the masks and everything else that can help to stay healthy.
However, instead of buying into all the vaccine conspiracy theories, it’s much better to do your own research and make the decision that works for you. I will share that I was a little afraid originally of having the vaccine but seeing how concerned my children were that if I didn’t have it and what might happen if I got Covid, I decided to research it myself.
This Weekly Wisdom will be longer than usual so that I can give you some of the actual expert facts I discovered.
The vaccines have been well tested. Experts consider the vaccines very safe, in part because much of the science has been years in the making. Plus, nearly 75,000 Americans were involved in clinical trials to test them and according to Dr. Robert M. Jacobson, M.D. medical director of the primary care immunization program at the Mayo Clinic, “there were no higher rates of illness or death in trial participants.”
There’s been plenty of oversight and to bring this pandemic to an end, everyone is on the same team. Big Pharma and the Federal Government are the only entities with the resources needed to pull off this feat. Dr. Jacobson said, “The FDA examines the raw data and inspectors regularly go in and watch the manufacturing process.”
I wasn’t looking for all the negatives, I was looking at what the experts saw as side effects and I also spoke to my own doctor and cardiologist so I could get their opinion. I decided since the CDC and FDA ok’d it, it was worth taking the vaccine because not only would I be safer, it would also help to get rid of this virus. Last Monday I had my second shot of the Pfizer vaccine and although I had a sore arm and felt a bit yucky the next day and I was very tired for about 48 hours, as you can see I’m still alive and kicking. A few days of not feeling so great is much better than getting ill with Covid-19. Also the physical reactions just mean that your body is bolstering your defenses.
Whatever is going on, it’s important to stay positive and confident each day and, it’s also about having a smile on your face and a happy attitude. Did you know that even when you are on the phone people can tell if you’re smiling or not? Also, when you’re wearing a mask if you’re smiling it generally shows in your eyes.
When you have an off day, write a list of all the things you are grateful for so you can stay focused on those things instead of negatives.
‘Til Next Time
Have a positive week
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