“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” Alfred Lord Tennyson
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson
We lived through 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We start 2022 in the grips of the same pandemic, just a different variant. Life goes on, life keeps moving forward, don’t look back.
Believe in your attempt to live in the presence of Parkinson’s; your unseen effort matters.
Believe in your fortitude to resist the downward pull of this disorder; keep fighting.
Believe in your support system; they are there to help you navigate life and care for you.
Believe in the science, trying hard to get rid of your suffering and discomfort.
Believe you can do tomorrow what you did yesterday, and what you can do today.
Thanks to you all for the support you have given me while reading this blog; it strengthens me unknowingly. Below is a schematic with a word cloud, a couple of quotes, and a reminder to exercise. It also has two pictures to remind you that your life with Parkinson’s is only a trap if you allow it to suffocate you; keep resisting its effort, keep going strong, and stay healthy.
“There’s time left in your life to sing, live, love, work, manage your disorder. There’s time left in your life to accomplish much if not all. Remain hopeful, mindful, positive, courageous, and persistent. Let our journey continue.” Frank C. Church
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” T.S. Eliot
Cover photo image by Frank C. Church