Is it morning already?

Have you ever had one of those days when you woke up feeling so bad that you wished the day could just be canceled? That an announcement could be made over the radio…”Today has been canceled due to too many broken nerve signals. It looks like a bad one out there. Stay home and bundled up. We’ll keep you posted on any changes.”

That’s my day already and it’s only just begun. I’m lying here in my bed as I write and dreading the simple act of getting up to do anything productive. I already made my way to the kitchen earlier for my morning wake up juice and know how much of a challenge that was. At least my wheelchair battery was charged and the coffee was set on an automatic timer so there was already a hot brew waiting.

I would really like to just to stay here in my bed surrounded by these fluffy pillows and fuzzy blankets. Can someone just bring the day to me instead? That would be nice, wouldn’t it? But as we know, life doesn’t work that way.

We have to get up and meet our day face to face, eyeball to eyeball. It would be amazing to be able to punch one of those eyeballs with a good strong right hook, but no matter how much I want the day to come to me or simply stop altogether, I know I have to find the strength to get up and get things going.

Don’t let the fact that you feel bad dictate your day. Get up, get dressed, and get your day started. Sometimes, that’s the biggest challenge of the day anyway…getting up. Maybe that’s why I dread it so much. I know that normally once I’m up and going, I’m doing better. It’s just trying to convince my body of that fact can be the difficult part. Am I the only one that feels this way? I sure hope not.

Regardless of how you are feeling right now, at this very moment, today belongs to you. Do the things that need to get done and leave the rest for another day. No guilt and no remorse for slowed progress.

I believe in you and know that you can muster up the needed strength to keep going. Don’t quit before you’ve even gotten started. I know you can do whatever it is you need to do today. You got this!

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About the Author

Penelope Conway

Penelope Conway
Penelope started Positive Living with MS as a way to help others with MS stay positive in the midst of a terrible disease. She believes that staying positive and holding onto hope is the key to waking up each morning with the strength to get through the day. Multiple Sclerosis may never go away, but neither will her determination and her drive to help others through the journey.

28 replies
  1. Marko Radulovic
    Marko Radulovic says:

    Yes, I know just what you mean – the neuralgia in my face feels like I’ve been hit with a brick, lips are tingling so much I’m starting to think I’ve just been to the dentist

  2. Rodger Ashton-Smith
    Rodger Ashton-Smith says:

    Thanks Penelope I like the idea of getting up. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning (8:30am) I have a Florence Nightingale Group worker and they help me shower and get dressed. It’s been good for me to feel at least alive.

  3. Carla L Broadbent Rogers
    Carla L Broadbent Rogers says:

    Be well everyone. I have to start my game of life. I plan to score at least one or two goals today.

  4. Jan Hoback Jasper
    Jan Hoback Jasper says:

    Thanks be to God that I woke up this morning, HOWEVER, my MS is not taking over my nerves today…it’s my Shingles that seem to want all of my attention. Oh, did I mention side affects from the medicine? Psalm 41:3 – The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.

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