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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