Another year with multiple sclerosis is over and a new one has begun

It’s hard to believe, but a new year is here. We have all come through some crazy moments last year and made it through stumbling into another year. Maybe things didn’t go as you wanted, but you made it. Now, that’s something to celebrate along with all the fireworks, champaign bottles and shouts of Happy New Year.

Some people have asked me if I have a resolution for the new year and the only answer I have is that I plan to be a better person than the person I was yesterday. That’s my plan for every day. I make many mistakes along the way in life. Some hurt me, some hurt others, and some have no consequences other than the fact that things could have been handled better.

There are some things I have learned about life along the way…

People will disappoint you, forgive them anyway.
People can be insensitive, don’t be insensitive in return.
People may never understand your pain, don’t hold it against them.
People will hurt you without even realizing it, don’t hurt them back.
People will be people, love them anyway.
People might assume wrongly about who you are or what you need, don’t assume wrongly about them.
Why? Because people just might surprise you and bring a ray of sunshine into the darkest corners of your life.
You just never know and you might do the same for someone else.

I know that’s not exciting news. It’s not filled with wonderment and awe, but it’s necessary to think about.

We all need hope for a new year. I hope this year will be filled with hope for you. Hope for less multiple sclerosis progression, hope for less pain filled nights and less stress filled days, hope for financial support, and hope that you get the help you need no matter how small it may seem to others. I would say hope for a cure but that’s a given for all of us living with this dreadful disease.

That supposed “cure” you tried last year may have disappointed you, those supplements you took may not have helped as planned, those exercises and diets you started may have been less helpful than expected, but there are always reasons to hope for new things going forward.

Don’t give up on the possibilities of great things happening this year. Anything is possible…anything!!

So I wish you a Happy New Year and a year of greatness, less progression and hope!

MS Gets on My NervesMS WarriorMS Superhero


8 replies
  1. Peggy
    Peggy says:

    The best of the past year is that I found you and your site! I wish you a Happy New Year and a year of greatness, less progression and hope!

  2. Carla L Broadbent Rogers
    Carla L Broadbent Rogers says:

    Wishing you all good things now and always. Here is a “Today Hug” with a side of coffee and chocolate. Be well.

  3. Leah
    Leah says:

    Good morning Penelope!

    Good-bye 2018…Hello 2019!🍾🥂🎉🎊

    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year Penelope and thank you for your cheer and positivity that you sent me in 2018…it was so welcomed and got me through the year:)


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