Two years ago I started writing daily on Positive Living with MS about the humor and the horrors of living with Multiple Sclerosis. It was a huge commitment on my part. Something I thought would be an impossibility to do. I mean, who has something to say daily, in writing? Right?!
But as the years have passed, I have discovered just how grateful I am for the opportunity to share my thoughts with such an incredible community of people around the world. I hear from many of you, read your comments, chat, giggle, cheer with you at your accomplishments and cry beside you when you’re feeling defeated. I’m thankful to be able to help wipe a tear and give a belly laugh all in the same day.
I want to take today to say thank you for spending your valuable time reading the things I put into writing and hanging out with me on Facebook and Twitter. I am truly grateful for you. When I’m too weak to get out of bed, you make me feel stronger. I hope I’m able to do the same for you.
Each morning when I get up to write my blog post, I think of you. So if you feel alone or lonely, you can be guaranteed that at least one person is thinking of you….crazy me over here in Alabama sitting in the bed wearing blue PJs and sporting a tremendously messed up hairdo, typing on my laptop with my cup of coffee getting cold beside me. See, you are so important to me that I don’t even get all dolled up to say anything and my coffee gets cold before I can finish. That should make you smile…I hope!
MS is not a picnic or even something I would wish on my biggest enemy, but since it’s here, my choice is to share my heart in hopes of easing the load a bit for others and to teach the unknowing world what life is like for someone living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Positive Living with MS takes not just my time and energy, but I spend close to $2,000 a year just to keep the website going and the emails flowing. Every time you purchase a t-shirt, mug or bag from the online store, or donate even a dollar, you are helping me reach thousands of people around the world to learn, grow and overcome the emotional hurdles of living with Multiple Sclerosis. And I thank you for being a part.
Find something to smile about today, even if it’s just the fact that the sun came up to tell you good morning…or that I’m thinking of you and just said good morning across the miles (because I am). Today is your day. It belongs to you. Make it something amazing and beautiful…even with MS lurking about in the shadows.