We are all faced with issues in life. We all are going to go through obstacles in life, the only thing that will matter at the end of the day is your attitude towards said issues and obstacles.
I’m not saying that you will lose someone and you’re supposed to be all smiles, nor am I saying that you’re supposed to just stand there and watch someone throw a brick at your car window. What I’m saying is deeper than that.
So I’ve decided to take a leap and move back to Haiti, because whenever I think about growing up there, I don’t ever recall being sick, or having a crisis where I had to be hospitalized. My heart always smiles when I’m in Haïti and I always feel better. There is the healthcare issue in Haiti, so normally the people who love me don’t always think it’s a good idea for me to reside in Haiti, and I totally understand where they’re coming from.
Being in Haiti, after dealing with SCD over the past ten (10) years, I always have this voice in the back of my head that keeps reminding me that if I ever have a crisis in Haiti, I will be having a crisis in Haïti. That’s where Attitude comes into play. I’ve tried this before but I wasn’t where I am now mentally. It took a while but I’m finally able to change my attitude towards what comes my way.
You can not let people walk all over without all the drama, the ratchedness. You can defend yourself, your family, your property without violence. You can live in a country without healthcare with SCD. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s not impossible; it can be done.
Attitude is everything!!!
Smile, it could be worse…