Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to be thankful for all the good things in life. There’s a lot I have to be thankful for including my husband, my loving family, and amazing friends. I’m thankful for my dog and two cats that give me unconditional love and lots of entertainment. I’m thankful that I have a job and a beautiful house. Despite the difficulties in my life caused by Multiple Sclerosis, I have so much to be thankful for.
I could say I wouldn’t change a thing, except for having MS. Although it’s hard to know who I’d be without it, and living with it for almost 14 years makes it hard to really remember who I was before it. While I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t eliminate MS from my life if it was possible, I don’t dwell on my life before it, or feel cheated in any way because of it. By saying this I’m not downplaying the impact MS has on my daily life. The limits it imposes, the upset, and pain. But when I look at my life I see so many more beautiful things that outweigh the bad.
I tend to be a glass half full type of person. I choose to live this way. For me, MS can’t take away my delight in the great experience of life.