I know why people say it, and I know why I get annoyed by it. But maybe the phrases 'stay positive' and 'I hope you're staying positive' are good for us to hear even though we don't like hearing them...
True! Hearing positive things makes us a bit happy within..Being happy help us to see life at a different perspective and help us survive...We can't really get away with difficulty and pain, but at least being positive make us fulfilled somehow...
I agree entirely Braveb.
We all need to be reminded how beneficial staying positive is for us, in continuing our treatment and recovery from Cancer.
Positive thoughts and deeds are empowering not just for us but for our support teams, our loved ones.
While it is our journey they are there with us and by staying positive we can draw strength from each other to lessen the load.
If someone ask how I'm going they usually don't really want anything else than "good" as a reply. I often reply " really great how about you". This usually starts the rest of our interaction on a positive note. I didn't tell them to be positive but it often results them being positive.
i resent it when people say it to me sometimes. at other times i appreciate it. in the end i realize they really dont know what to say in times like this and they just want me to be happy and try to look forward; and i am grateful to have their love.
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