One day Multiple Sclerosis will be no more. It will not be able to cause pain, fatigue, weakness, and those crazy frozen brain moments. It will no longer have the opportunity of harassing or hurting another person in the world. Its attempts to cause any kind of harm will be foiled.
I wish that day was today, but when I woke up this morning MS was still here. It appears my dream hasn’t come true as of yet, but that doesn’t mean there’s not hope for tomorrow. Whether you believe me or not, anything is possible tomorrow and I will never stop believing for great things to happen…for you and for me.
Today as I wait, I choose to live life in the moment. I discovered when I live that way, I am able to put my fears and worries to the side because I find more joy focusing on things that truly matter. You know, things like family, friends, chocolate, and coffee. Yes, lots and lots of coffee.
My greatest desire is for years from now, people will look down the road I took in life and wonder what it was that made me so strong. I want them to see something in me that leaves them in awe scratching their heads.
And when they ask what was it that gave me such strength, the resounding answer will be “She had Multiple Sclerosis and never gave it rights to her heart. She lived and loved life regardless of the struggle.” And I want them to be able to carry that same strength with them everywhere they go.
I want that for you too. Today, you have the strength to face this very moment no matter if you are in the hospital hooked up to noisy monitors, busy nurses and meds galore or if you are stuck in traffic with a twitch in your leg that makes you drive more like a drunk driver than a respectable citizen.
You are amazing. Never believe anything different. All those negative focused thoughts that have a tendency to make their way into your head…they are lies. All lies. You are strong. So much stronger than you give yourself credit for. Enjoy the little moments that make up today. Find something that gives you joy and do it. Today is your day, now LIVE!!!