Positive Attitude While Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Published 03/16/11


Living with MS can be challenging, but focusing on the positive and developing an "attitude of gratitude" can help you live better every day.


Hi. My name is Michael Gerber, and I'm an advocate for living well with Multiple Sclerosis. Today, I'd like to talk about attitude and perspective. My friend Mitchell says, "I used to be able to do 10,000 things. Now I can only do 9,000 things, and that's what I focus on," and he's right. We all have so many abilities, and that's what we need to focus on. We have eyes to see, ears to hear, hands to feel, arms to hold, a heart to care about people, people to care about us. We have much to be grateful for. Even with limited abilities, we need focus on the abilities that we do have. It's easy to take much for granted. We don't think about it until we do. Living with Multiple Sclerosis has taught me much about gratitude, and gratitude is the opposite of taking things for granted. Every minute of every day, we all have choices to make. Whether to be happy or sad, good or bad, right or wrong, we have those choices, and those choices are within our control. The choices we make affect our attitude and perspective. Make good choices. They're within your control. Choose to be happy. Choose to be grateful. That's how I see it as an MS advocate. Go to your local service provide, or Google "MS support" and see what it has to say. I hope you make it a great day.

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