A question was posed on Twitter today, “Have you seen any blessings in having lived with migraine? I responded, “I have made some of the most incredible friendships, on this journey with #migraine. They are each a #Blessing I couldn’t live without.”

Once I answered the question, the other comments appeared where I could see them. To be quite honest I was shocked at some of the responses. Out of fifteen who responded, only five had something positive to say. The rest of the responses ran from, no, nope, What?!, to are you friggin’ kidding me?!

While each person has the right to their own opinion, the outlook we have when living with migraine makes a world of difference. Being as positive as possible is key, to how we respond to our migraine treatment, especially if we’re introducing a new medication to our regimen. I know it helps me feel better about myself, as a person who lives with a disabling disease. Positive thinking gives us an, yes I can attitude. The ability to realize what we are able to do, despite migraine. To look for new goals to reach for, in our everyday lives. You cannot have hope, without being positive, that is simply impossible. I refuse to live with migraine, without HOPE!

No, positive thinking is not the cure-all, but it is a powerful weapon. One that I want in my migraine tool box! If you begin to notice that your circle of friends has a few Negative Nellies, you might want to re-evaluate your friendships. Negative Nellies by their nature do not lift us up, they bring us down. Life with migraine is a struggles within itself, we need to surround ourselves with people who uplift us!

“The goal is to build up the wall of positivity so high around you that no matter what negativity comes your way it can’t get through, but bounces off and no longer affects your well-being.”  Sharon Rene Hutchinson

Live with hope,