Journey with Parkinson’s: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”

“A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year. These make a merry christmas!” John Greenleaf Whittier

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

The past few blog posts have been relatively focused and rather severe in content. This is a note full of cheer and thankfulness.

This blog post is to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Unfortunately, it is unreasonably cold here. Maybe we’ll go to the beach in winter clothes (the beach is always calling!). The golfer’s elbow is still healing, but the weather is now too cold for golf.

I am most thankful to everyone that reads and follows this blog. Our trajectories with Parkinson’s may follow different paths, yet our journey against Parkinson’s unites us all. Stay positive, be hopeful, and remain strong. Strive for good health. Stay you.

I wish everyone a healthy, happy, and relaxing time as the new year approaches.

The video by Bruce Springsteen is a classic from 1978, singing “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” (when Clarence was still on earth playing the saxophone). It brings back a lot of memories. Enjoy!

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” John Wesley

Holiday greetings image from

Cover Photo Image by ❄️♡💛♡❄️ Julita ❄️♡💛♡❄️ from Pixabay

6 Replies to “Journey with Parkinson’s: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town””

  1. Dr. Church, I want to express my most sincere gratitude for the work you put into this. It is a source of encouragement and direction. You are a chief encourager to many of us.

    When I find some one who has PD. ( it has happened 3 times in the last 2 weeks). I offer the following:

    Get your Vitamin D tested asap. Make sure the number is above 65.

    BE HAPPY with your provider or CHANGE NOW!

    Start following

    Build a support network of positive and encouraging people who will become your team.

    Thank you,



    1. Thanks a lot, Tommy; I appreciate your interest in the blog and your willingness to get others to read these posts. That means a lot to me. All of your points are valid and quite interesting, especially the vitamin D testing. I take 5000 units/day of vitamin D3 with the hope that it boosts the immune system and also helps the brain fight again Parkinson’s. Finally, please call me Frank, no need to use “Dr.” here. Take care, stay healthy and keep going strong! Frank


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