Despite MS, What Are You Thankful For?

  • We have just finished wiping cranberry sauce from our lips and it's time for my family to break out the latkes and applesauce (that's potato pancakes for those of you who aren't in the tribe!) But whatever we celebrate, the same questions are running through our collective minds.

     

    These last weeks in the year have everyone scrambling for meaning. We start with thankfulness and immediately segue to gross consumerism and slide right into resolutions of how we will do it differently the next go around. But the constant under-current of this time is to think of those who are less fortunate than we are, and to recognize all that we do have.

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    Of course when you are living with MS it is a bit more complicated. And while the weight of what we can't do can overwhelm, the perspective I've found is one that lasts from January 1st to December 31st  repeatedly.

     

    When we went around the table describing for what we are thankful, my husband and daughter topped the list. But second to that, I'm thankful I've got a sense of humor and positive outlook that allows me to endure as I have these last 22 years.

     

    How 'bout you?

     

     

     

Published On: November 29, 2010