I long for the day multiple sclerosis can’t ruin another persons day, life, relationships, or career. Where invisible pain, unwarranted fatigue, brain freeze moments, dropped cups of coffee, and embarrassing bathroom mishaps no longer happen on a daily basis. Am I just dreaming? Maybe. But even crazy dreams like that have a possibility of happening…so I hang on.
Sometimes hope is the only thing I have left to cling to and that’s so much better than drowning in the sorrows of pain, confusion and uncertainties. Trust me, that’s not the way to get through a day with MS. You may not be able to shake yourself free from the emotional roller coaster you find yourself on, but there is a way to get through today. It’s called one moment at a time. That’s the only way I know to do it.
The impossible thing you are facing today, you’ve got this. You can’t give up just yet. And when people ask what it was that gave you such strength, the resounding answer will be “They had multiple sclerosis and yet they lived and loved life in spite of the struggle.” I want you to be able to carry that strength with you everywhere you go.
Today, you have the needed strength to face this very moment in your life no matter if you are in the hospital hooked up to noisy monitors, busy nurses and meds galore or if you are stuck in a dreading morning meeting at the office filled with stale coffee, meeting notes and grumpy coworkers.
You are amazing regardless of what’s happening around you. Never believe anything different. All those negative focused thoughts that have a tendency to make their way into your head…they are lies. All lies. You are strong enough for this part of the journey. So much stronger than you give yourself credit for.
Enjoy the little moments that make up today. Find something that gives you joy and do it. Find a rainbow in the storm today even if it’s just a bag of skittles. Today is your day, now get out there and LIVE!!!