what if

Friday, April 13, 2012

I've been thinking a lot of "what if" questions the last few days. You see, a couple of weeks ago I started having a weird symptom. My hands and feet started turning bright red and burning like crazy. When I went to the ER on Monday for my abscessed spider bite, I mentioned it to them. They made an appointment for me for Tuesday to see a regular doctor. She asked me the diabetes question. 

Well, no I have never been diagnosed with diabetes and yes, I had googled it and I really didn't seem to have the normal symptoms. However, as this is a symptom, she arranged for me to have blood tests for that and some other things on Wednesday. She then went out of town until Monday, so I am waiting to hear the verdict. 

This is what started me on the "what if" thinking. What if I have a disease that may change my life, and what are the things in my life that I want to change in a more positive way. Then, this morning, an email popped up in my account that was titled.

40  Questions Everyone Is Afraid To Ask

It was from a blog I follow called Marc and Angel Hack Life. So, I thought I would share some of them with you today. They really got me thinking.

There were so many great questions, it was hard to choose what to share. I know I have a lot of thinking to do about these. To see all of the questions, go here

Isn't it wonderful how we are sent things just when we need them?



  1. Great questions to ask yourself. I'll have to check out the rest of them.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Funny you posted this today I have been thinking about quitting my job for a number of reasons one to try and be my own boss full time. Heading over there now. Thanks!

  3. Best wishes and a positive turn out with your dilemma! Now I will have to check out the rest of the questions! Thank you for sharing and Yes, I believe things happen for a reason just the way they're supposed to!

  4. Good luck to you. These are questions that I have been thinking about lately, too. Thinking is one thing, action is another. Action seems to be hard for me. Too easy to just keep plodding along. Try not to worry over the weekend, and please let us know what happens. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

  5. I'll definitely follow the link and read more..thank you! When you step away from your regular life, like I have for a week or so, you think about what you will change when you get back home. I said that very thing last night. I am going to start walking again EVERY day when I get back. I have gotten out of the habit. It makes me feel good to walk and you never know what you will see what you get outside but it's always something interesting. I'm glad we are friends. I can count on you to encourage me AND challenge me! That's what GOOD friends are for! Hugs!

  6. Laura, I am anxious to hear what your diagnosis is. These are really good questions. I especially like the one that asks if you had a friend that treated you the way you treated yourself how long would you be friends. I am harder on myself than I am on anyone else I know. Great post today- xo Diana

  7. Hi laura~~~ Dont you just hate waiting for results?? Makes me nuts... THose are all such a great questions, they have me thinking.......

    Hope the results are good ones:)

  8. Ugh, Laura, it seems to be pouring instead of just raining for you lately! Regardless of the outcome, it's always good to reflect on those questions and see if our lives need adjusting from time to time. Hoping you find peace in your answers!

  9. Laura, Praying for you . It's scary waiting for results that could change things in life for you. You must be strong and not lose your faith. Smiles to you honey, Susie(She Junks)

  10. thanks for the questions, I have been loathing my job lately, which is not the word you want to use when talking about a job. Trying to put food on the table and keep the roof over my head keeps me plodding along, but I know it isn't the way to live.
    It's a balance, trying to make the most out of this short time we all have. Hope your results turn out well for you and thank you for thinking of your readers and reminding us of what is important. Good luck to you!

  11. Excellent questions here and so thought provoking. I do hope things turn out well for you.

  12. Great post. It got me thinking, too. Praying for you. Hoping for good test results.

  13. Why that was probably just plain and simple divine intervention! I love thinking about stuff like that. It keeps life in perspective. I'm so sorry to hear that you have some medical problems. I have gone through some things in my life that made me afraid and luckily everything turned out to be manageable. I was diagnosed with Graves disease and an arthritic disease that changed my life. However, they were not going to kill me and I now appreciate the days when I feel good. I haven't had any flare-ups in a long time. I have to work on keeping stress at bay since that often triggers it. Hope your diagnosis turns out to be something minor and treatable too.

  14. Wow! These are so thought-provoking. I think the one that spoke to me the most was the question about "if you spoke to a person.....would you still be there friend." What a reminder to all be a little kinder :)

    Have a great weekend!


  15. Laura, I hope that your blood tests come back negative for diabetes. I hope that the spider bite simply became infected. This is a very thought-provoking post. It has certainly given me tons to think about!


  16. This certainly gives food for thought. Thanks so much for sharing this, Laura.

  17. Hi, Laura!
    I HOPE you don't have anything serious.
    I liked your questions, we do have to stop and think!!!
    I would LOVE more. Spread the love. I am normally kind and loving
    but sometimes I get irritated, specially when I am rushed or stressed.
    You know, short fuse kind of thing?
    Also, I avoid (already) spending time with negative people... God, are surrounded by them???
    They bring me down, it is a strange feeling. So LESS of the negative, and MORE of the positive. That's what I try.

  18. Very thought provoking. I think we all need to stop and think about this more often. Great post. I will keep you in prayer, hopefully your tests will turn out negative. Hugs, Marty

  19. Just recently found their blog also...they do make us stop and think. Why do we do so much we don't love..

    Hoping for good results on your testing.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  20. Yes, yes, it is wonderful! The moment we formulate our question, the answer is sent to us. I sometimes get frustrated thinking of how I postpone asking the questions because really, when I look back, not only all of them have been answered, but anything I had set as a dream has been fulfilled. The power we have over our lives is infinite but we ignore that knowledge. Why?

    Thank you for a great post and I hope you don't have diabetes!


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