Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff
While MS controls a part of my life. MS ISN'T my life. There's a whole lot more to living than MS. I try to keep it all in perspective. It's actually really easy for me to forget that I even HAVE MS. Other than making sure I take my pills four times a day and my shots 3 times a week, unless I'm having a "symptom" day, each day is like another. Adapting to the mobility changes and other issues that MS brought occurred over time. So, while getting up and around tends to be slower, reaching for the cane when it's needed is automatic, not requiring active thought. With the realization that I didn't have to focus on limitations came more change. My focus was turned outward. This once again allowed me to focus on the important things in life and LIVING, instead of the internal fears that were whispering. It also helps keep the "pity parties" at bay. Like everyone else I worry about family, friends, my job, building my business, bills. The day to day hum drum of getting through each day. Finding time and there never being enough. Visiting with friends. ALWAYS searching for more quality time with my husband. Yet, these are the worries I WANT to have. One thing about MS, it sure changes "worrying" and really brings home the saying, "Don't sweat the small stuff".