The wishbone picture above, represents the "wished" in the title of this blog. If you have dementia, have you ever made the statement above. Robert Frost once said - "A person will sometime devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone."
I am a strong believer in not using words, thoughts, sentences or questions that might have a negative connotations which might lead to a less than desirable outcome. Wished can be both positive and negative. It depends on the context with which it is used.
"Have you ever said, I wished I didn't have dementia," There are two paths that someone can follow who has a terminal illness. They could choose to stay focused on "wishing"; or, they could stop "wishing". I still wish that I did not have dementia; however, I refuse to think about that thought. That thought, rarely comes into my mind. I have chosen to focus on living with the hand that I have been dealt. I want to live life the fullest and live life, like never before. I would suggest that if we stay focused on "wishing", there is a likelihood that the best outcomes will not be achieved.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, if we choose to ACCEPT our diagnosis, the outcomes will most likely be better than if we continue to "wish". I hope this might be food for thought.
©2015 Robert Bowles
Robert Bowles, Jr.