There are times when your dreams appear to be unreachable. When you look back at what you used to do and who you used to be, and catch yourself wondering why life had to change and where that person went. It’s actually quite easy to get sucked into the thoughts of yesterday feeling miserable and questioning everything about life.
It’s important to understand that we all have terrible days and crazy thoughts. We all go through periods of time when we feel unloved, useless, worthless, unhappy, miserable…basically, as if the end of the world is here right now and parked in our backyard or maybe even in our living room. Those feelings are so very real and they hurt…bad.
With all the crazy thoughts that swirl around in our heads and the uncertainty each day brings, it’s easy to miss the fact that there’s an entire future ahead of you still. Yes, there is a future with multiple sclerosis. You are not alone in this fight.
It takes a lot of strength to keep from wallowing in the struggle and thinking too much about the fears of tomorrow. When you get caught up thinking like that, all you are doing is bringing yourself down. If there’s one thing I could encourage you with today, it would be this…
You are not a failure. You are not insignificant, useless, a burden or a disappointment. You are a beautiful, valued, and remarkable person, and you have an incredible future ahead of you. You are amazing. Yes, YOU!
Get out of bed and look at today as an adventure. Brush your teeth, get dressed and tell yourself that you are going to make it. You can do this. Don’t look back. Don’t look forward. Just look at what is in front of you right now at this very moment and conquer this day one step at a time, one minute at a time, one moment at a time.
You are the only one that can do this and you are worth the effort. Living with MS is tough…but you are tougher. You are braver, you are stronger even when you are at your weakest, and you are doing it. I believe in you and know that you have a lot of amazingness to share with the world and to be a part of!
How do I know that? Because you are AMAZING!!!! So get out there and conquer.