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I choose to be happy
      #250800 - 06/18/10 03:45 AM

In December 2009 I tested poz! On the same day I lost my job!
I made a choice that day not to feel sorry for myself as I had a life to live.

I did feel like crap and at times I still get angry and think why me!!! My motivation was that having a positive out look is gonna keep me healthy, which is my main concern.

I gave myself a good slap and got on the phone and called around and got myself work. Lukily the industry I work in enabled me to do that.

I decided to delete all the negative people out of my life and focus on what is gonna make me happy.

I joined a gym, started up gymnastics (which is an experience at 28!), I went to an HIV group and openly talked and shared how I felt and made a diet lifestyle change.

A change in my attitude and a dedication to live happy has ended up with less stress in my life, a loss of 30 pounds of weight, I now have a six pack :-), work is fun and I have a puppy rottweiler.

Being diagnoised positive woke me up and made me realise that I need to not just live with it but live happy full stop.

Some people say I'm dealing with the situation and it will hit me soon. I just decided to be happy! I refuse to lay down and give up on myself as this is not a death sentence. Just an adjustment. Even though it is a big one life can always be worse!!!

Hold on to what makes you happy!!!!!!

Just had to share my story.


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      #250855 - 06/23/10 01:11 AM

Hi Clive,

I agree with you!!! When I found out...i said to myself...okay I am no different than i was yesterday before i found out. But as emotions grab hold I realized that my passion was my job and how petty some of the issues that go along with it really are in comparison to how important valuing and enjoying life really are.

My hat is off to you for grabbing onto your happiness and enjoying your life!!

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      #250868 - 06/23/10 06:30 PM

truly inspiring! may health and happiness stay with you always!

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