Why staying in the hospital is so awesome

Even though she spends much of her time in a hospital room, Claire Wineland is able to find the positive.

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  • When things in life aren't going well, the tendency is to become negative or bitter. What if we were able to see the positive side of our trials instead?

  • Claire Wineland chooses to be positive, even though she spends a lot of time in a hospital. She's 17, spunky and vibrant. And she has cystic fibrosis — a disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. She has created a series of YouTube videos to talk about her situation and life in general and help others to understand it.

  • While she spends up to four hours a day undergoing treatments, Wineland has chosen to see the positive. In her video, "Perks of Going to the Hospital," she points out the great things about staying in a hospital. Some she mentions are:

    • Room service.

    • The nurse call button for any help you might need.

    • Riding wheelchairs down the hallway.

    • Vending machine snacks.

    • Cable and Wi-Fi services.

    • Bed sheets get changed every few days.

    • You don't have to look presentable — clothes, make-up, etc.

    • "Blab" to your nurses and they have to listen.

    • They do your laundry for you.

    • Lots of reading time.

    • The connections you make with the nurses and other patients.

  • Who can argue with that? Not having to cook or clean up after yourself sounds like a pretty nice vacation, right?

  • Even amid health problems, personal struggles or heart-wrenching trials, we can still keep a positive attitude and be grateful for what we do have. Your problems won't necessarily go away because of your positive attitude, but it will make them more bearable.

  • If you think looking for the good in your circumstances is difficult, here are 4 ways to find the positive to get you started.

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Wendy is a regular contributor for familyshare.com and does media reviews. Website: https://survivorshopeandhealing.wordpress.com/ for victims of sexual abuse. Blog: https://wendyejessen.wordpress.com Twitter: @WendyJessen

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