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)

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A-Z promising quotes: Bravery



Living with multiple sclerosis takes a ton of courage, especially when the MonSter acts up.

American humorist and author Mark Twain (1835-1910), whose real name was Samuel L. Clemons, was not an MSer. He did, however, live with multiple health issues. He was born prematurely, was sickly as a child, and endured hosts of medical and pseudo-medical treatments.

But Mark Twain had a quirky way of looking at life with humor and down-home practicality that was both brusque and bold. Readers of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Innocents Abroad perennially remark along such lines.

Consider what Mark Twain said about bravery.

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
(Mark Twain)

I wanna try to remember that – the next time the MS MonSter comes barking at me.

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3 comments:

  1. One of my all time favorite quotes from one of my all time favorite writers.

    Coming by by from the A to Z Challenge and looking forward to seeing what you do all month!!

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  2. Keep fighting!!! Loved your post! Thanks for sharing your bravery!

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  3. I love your theme! Keeping up the fight is so important!

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