Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Things Have to Change!

Much of 2010 was spent living , thinking, dreaming, sharing and worrying about MS and CCSVI. I suspect 2011 will find me living along those lines. I also have to admit that too much time was spent in conflict with others who do not share my views and opinions. While most of us have this one thing in common, it may be the only common denominator for some. I intend to remain an advocate. I also owe something to myself. As much as I have learned to care about so many online friends, I am realistic enough to know that not all may feel the same way. I would wish for this year to include more honesty and less drama. The time is here for the ones who have done all they could to dissuade PwMS from moving forward in their efforts to be well to face the ramifications of their choices. Approximately 10,000 people will be diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis this year. Most of them will not hear about CCSVI, but will start expensive treatments that will will do little if anything except the welcome them to the MS world of DMD side effects. This has to change. Whose responsibility is that? The reasoning that one life is not worth so much is inherently flawed. How many epitaphs will be written unnecessarily? Who of us is disposable and unnecessary? Not one.




I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today.

I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy
spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better.

I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share
this gift with others. I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination. I will overcome what barriers
there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,
my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before,
I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.

I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences. I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else ... perfection does not
exist in an imperfect world. But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make me happy.
I will admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my
favorite music, pet a kitten or puppy, and soak in a bubble bath.
Pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

I will learn something new; I will try something different;

I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.
I will live life this year in a way that

I can look back on it fondly and without regrets and
I WILL MAKE THIS THE BEST YEAR EVER!





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