Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)

Friday

Is there glory in enduring MS?




Living with multiple sclerosis is hard. OK, living with any chronic medical condition is a challenge.

Is that anything to laud?

Maybe not, but enduring the difficult may be reason for celebration. Every day that we get up and do it all again can be counted as a victory.

Scottish author, educator, and minister William Barclay (1907-1978) said this about endurance.


“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”


Barclay may be best remembered for these books:


Let’s look at that Barclay quotation again:


“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”


I like it, especially on those days when MS feels like a marathon. And maybe the cause worth celebrating is simply doing it well, whatever we are able to do.

Perhaps it’s that whole attitude > aptitude thing.

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