Telling me to think positively can make me feel worse

10. Telling me to think positively can make me feel worse.

This kind of sounds counterproductive but telling me to think positive means you think that I wasn't thinking positive. Also, "telling" me doesn't work. Why not just be positive. Some days will be horrible and on those days I will try my best to think positive. I am trying hard to think that the chemotherapy stuff is eating my cancer cells. Help me think that they are doing it too.

Also, don't forget that all my thoughts are real--they are mine, I thought them. I have to deal with them to push through them. I have to deal with the negative thoughts so that I can move into the positive side. One of my favorite scriptures is found in 2 Nephi, "For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things." If we didn't know sorrow we would not know joy. If we didn't know fear, we wouldn't know hope. If I don't visit the negative thoughts then I will not know when I am visiting the positive thoughts. Please, don't let me stay in the negative thoughts; just help me get to the positive by being positive yourself.