One of Rachel's make-up assignments was to write a persuasive speech. She wrote this while I was at class. I had no idea what she had written. This momma's heart was just filled to overflowing when I read her speech. She gave me permission to share it with you:
Having a Happy Attitude By: Rachel
Have you ever been so overwhelmed by the things of life that you felt totally helpless and depressed? A recent study shows that if you are positive and happy about things, you will be benefiting your life. The study shows that being happy gives you better health, a longer life,successful relationships, success in work, and better mental health.
I've recently felt the overwhelming feeling that almost everyone has experienced, and to be honest I didn't like it! With the recent discovery of a disorder in my head, the horrible headaches I'm having to experience, and all the work I have to make-up made me feel helpless and alone.
Through all of it I was reminded that I'm not alone and God has blessed me with many things. For one, God made it possible to get me into have an MRI on a Saturday, which is nearly impossible, and we knew the results the very next day. Another thing He did that might seem small to you, but huge to me was that when we went to Fort Worth for a doctor's appointment I really wanted to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, the Macaroni Grill. My parents said that once we got to our hotel that we would try and find one. To our surprise, a Macaroni Grill was in the same parking lot as our hotel! God is so good!
Through these last two weeks I've tried to keep a happy attitude, only because I have so much to be happy for. Sure, I've had my moments and really got upset, but looking at all my heavenly Father has done makes me realize how happy I should be. Having a happy attitude makes you feel better, and is contagious to other people. Try turning your frown upside down!
Ahhh, God is good! The new treatments are starting to work. She feels like getting out today. We are off to get her beautiful hair trimmed. Doesn't that always make a girl feel better? May each one of you have blessed weekend!