The world is good at pointing out what’s wrong with our lives. If you’re anything like me, you have buckets full of mistakes that can be pulled out at any time to show how imperfect you really are. The only problem is, my bucket is imperfect too…it leaks.
It is impossible to go through life without making mistakes. You can’t do it and neither can I. One thing I know that I can count on is that I will mess up. I will make wrong choices. I will disappoint people and even disappoint myself. Failure is normal, whatever normal actually is. I don’t know why we try to cover it up and hide away our flaws and mistakes. Being less than perfect is just a part of being human.
To the world, our MS body is a failure. The nerves in our brain and spine have chosen to fail us causing difficulties we would rather not have, but the mistake our body makes in destroying myelin is not our mistake. Don’t, even for a moment, think you have done something to deserve MS or that you have caused it yourself, because you haven’t.
No matter what happens today, don’t believe that voice trying to tell you that you are a failure. You are not your body’s weakness. You are not your MS. That is just part of the packaging you have to work with, as flawed as that may be.
Count each day you get through as a victory. You have had victory after victory already. Today will be another one. You may finish exhausted, worn out and weary as the sun goes down, but you are going to make it.
Instead of focusing today on the things you can’t do, look at what you can. Take a break from the pressure the world puts on you to be perfect and simply be you…and never give up.