The weekend is almost here, and I for one am looking forward to it. I’ve had a busy week, but when I take it one day at a time, it wasn’t actually that busy. It’s very easy to take on all of life’s problems at the same time (I’ve done it myself!) but you get so weighed down, it’s hard to stand tall. In school when I was studying, I was always told start with hardest subject to get it out of the way and leave the easy ones till last. Well, my school never assumed that one day I would have Parkinson’s. So, I’m certainly not going to start with the hardest subject (which is probably to find a cure). Instead, I’m going to start with the easiest subject…me. Why, because I know myself! And by having an easy start, I can build confidence and go on to tackle harder subjects. Today, I want to study and focus on my frame of mind and the way I think. The one aspect of this which is vital for me living with Parkinson’s is positivity. Think positive! And if I think positive, my big problems become small, my worries disappear and my groan turns into a smile 🙂 So in the words of a wise man that has since passed from this world (Pope John XXIII)
” Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but what is still possible for you to do”.
That’s exactly what I’m going to do!