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A Different Perspective

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Recently I had to have an MRI.  I'm claustrophobic and scheduled an "open" MRI.  I had a panic attack anyway.  The operator came out and explained to me that if I looked to my left I could see through to the wall.  That helped.  I made it through the MRI.  That got me to thinking about changing the way I look at things.

So.....with National Stress Awareness day upon us (ironic that National Stress Awareness Day falls on April 16th - immediately after Tax Day) I thought this was a great time to talk about different perspectives.  

So, I'm thinking that we can look at stress a different way.  A good way.  I'm choosing to look at stress and ask myself - what can I be thankful for here?    Below is a clipping I found in a paper a few years ago.  I thought I would share it with you now.


So with regards to my panic attack in the MRI.  I am thankful for the following:

1.  Health insurance so that I could get an MRI.
2.  The very understanding MRI operator.
3.  My healt…