Keeping Your Attitude a Grateful One In the early phase of recovering from cancer, I did a lot of feeling sorry for myself. I also would say out loud several times a day how tired I was or how miserable I felt etc. I sulked and would say to my husband, why me?! Then I started learning more and more about the battlefield of the mind and how I was prophesying my ill-health instead of my recovery and future robust health. The devil had me right where he wanted me. Down in the dumps, miserable and defeated. I made a commitment to turn it around. Instead of being negative, I rephrased my self-talk into positive proclamations. For example, even if I felt crappy, I would say, “tomorrow is going to be a good day” or “I will feel better after a nap”. I also never called the Cancer “mine”. I am very cognizant of this, even to this day. In writing about it on my blog or talking about it to a friend, I never say “my Cancer”. I don’t own it nor does it own me. If your health is being challenged, I encourage you to examine your mindset and attitude. We do have power over our thoughts and attitudes and they do impact our health outcomes!