Nothing angers me more than people who try to profit off of someone with an illness…any illness, not just multiple sclerosis. People who say, “I know what is causing the disease in your body, and if you will send me $100, I will mail you my book detailing how to rid your body of all that ails it. Better yet, sign up for a monthly mentorship and I will help you one-on-one to discover the hidden emotions, wrongful attitudes and unhealthy foods that are the root cause of your sickness.”
Now don’t get me wrong, I believe that we can cause harm to our bodies and our life if we live it filled with negative attitudes, stored up anger and spend our time worrying about everything that may or may not happen. Negative energies have actually been proven scientifically to harm living things. There are some amazing studies that have been done on this very subject.
But for someone to claim MS is something each person has caused in their own life because they simply crave attention from others, are holding on to unconfessed sins or negative energies, eat the wrong foods, are lazy, simply desire close designated parking, or have somehow lost passion in life…is full of CRAP!
Multiple Sclerosis is real. It’s not caused by a person’s lifestyle, an unhealthy diet, smothered hidden emotions or because we lived a life filled with sin. There is yet to be discovered a specific cause for MS and to this day there is still no known cure.
If people took the time to get to know someone with MS they would find out that we are incredible people. We are lawyers, doctors, nurses, scientists, teachers, mothers, fathers, artists, musicians, computer geeks, news anchors, cops, soldiers, and personal trainers. We don’t wear MS as a “badge of honor” to flash around for all to see in order to gain the attention of everyone in the room. Most people don’t even know we have MS until there is a visible symptom causing us to use a cane, walker or wheelchair.
We are the type of people who choose to pass up the designated parking spots on days when our legs are moving okay in consideration of others who may need it more than we do. We give from the heart, work hard, are compassionate towards others, and can’t even comprehend the word “quit.” We are fighters not constant complainers. We push through some of the most difficult times in life with a smile…and a genuine one at that.
We manage life as best we can and learn over time what our body can do and what its limitations are. We actually tend to live a freer life than most people do in society today because we have learned early on to rid our lives of worthless junk and unnecessary people, choosing to focus on those things and people that actually matter.
That’s something the world has lost focus on. The world sees a good life as having the biggest house, best car and a large bank account, but those things are nothing compared to enjoying life regardless of the storms you are facing, spending quality time with family and friends, taking time to marvel at the beauty around us, and creating precious sweet memories that stand the test of time.
We actually know how to live life better than most people. Why? Because we do it every single day in spite of MS. Our stories are continually being written, page after page with each day that passes. Just watch our lives and you may learn a few things about living…probably more than you could have ever imagined possible.
We aren’t helpless, weak, broken, wounded, forgotten people. We aren’t drug seekers or attention hogs. We don’t use MS as an excuse for not living a successful and full life. We are warriors that proudly wear the scars of war…hear us ROAR!!!