“I’m lucky I have enough strength from my past to carry me through my future.”
“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”
~ Walter Anderson
I know everyone gets so busy around the holidays but I am sending out another plea, take a minute and please call the number in the link below. It could make a huge difference in so many lives. On a personal note, this could mean the difference between me completely losing the use of my arms and legs and staying functional with what little I have left. Many have asked me if there’s anything they can do for me, how about a couple minutes of your time…
Please share with your friends.
In the words of my dear friend Dolly Boehm Malinski, who is now an angel with God, “Love to all”
Phone a Friend for a Lifeline
Ailsa has such a positive attitude, I see myself in so much of her story. I have a goal to follow her example, accepting the hand life has dealt me with grace and dignity.
It is pretty easy to get in myself into a pitty pot as I am faced with new and different challenges daily. One thing about ALS, every day you wake up is a surprise, some days good, some bad. I try to find one blessing in every day and as I look around me it’s not hard.
I also miss the simple things like cleaning, cooking, driving, singing and dancing. I especially miss being able to get up and go anywhere, anytime I want, saddened as it further adds to the loss of my independence. I try to focus on the things I can do, sharing stories like Ailsa’s and never losing hope. I too am hanging on, waiting for that elusive cure.
Thanks Ailsa, for your inspiration.