Changing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Life

November 14, 2014 6:03 PM

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The other day my 5-year-old-son was washing his hands, a habit he has gotten into almost obsessively. I felt the need, not sure why, to explain to a friend nearby why he was washing his hands after doing nothing "dirty or germ-filled." I told her that two years ago he had salmonella. Even at 3 my son, and myself, remember this time very clearly and all the pain and worry that came with it. It left my son with a fear I would rather him not have, but at the same time appreciate because I hold the same fears. We don't know exactly where he obtained the horrible bacteria but because of it my son has taken to being a very diligent hand washer.

My friend seemed surprised by the announcement of my son's past illness. Then it started... my telling her the horrible details of my two weeks of hell. I broke down all the details... the fear of not knowing what was wrong with him, the sleepless nights, all of it. I relived the moment complete wit...

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