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)

Wednesday

A-Z promising quotes: Yesterday




If your life has been touched by multiple sclerosis or any chronic medical condition, either personally or through a loved one, do you ever look back longingly on the days before that happened?

I surely have. I’ve often been tempted to miss the years when my vision and limbs were strong, my balance was sure, and my energy seemed never to run out. Those days are mostly gone.

Sure, like most MSers, I have good days and not-so-good days, particularly from a physical standpoint. That sort of goes with the territory with the dreaded demyelination.

But maybe memories are treasures that may still be savored, even long after the moments they recall have fled. Perhaps it is possible to recapture a smile over a sports victory, a personal achievement, or a fabulous occasion that might have proved too much for us, if it happened now instead.

Maybe we can agree, at least for a moment, with the beloved children’s book author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), better known as Dr. Seuss:

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

And, hey. It isn’t over yet. Not even nearly.
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2 comments:

  1. Loved reading the last letters of this challenge.
    You sound like an incredibly strong and wise person which makes me think that it may be true that God will never give you more than you can handle

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  2. Great quote and inspiring blog. Well done on completing the A to Z - and on fighting the fight.

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