Today I am grateful to be able to live with true happiness.
Last winter after I heard Dr. Ann Little at the University of Michigan tell me that I have ALS, I asked her a simple question: “Now what do I do?”
“Live life the best you can,” she told me.
After a month of mourning and never thinking I could find true happiness again, I cried and I searched and then I listened. I listened to my friends tell me that they found happiness after having major setbacks in their lives. I listened to Bryan and Kelly tell me that I had so many positives in my life that I shouldn’t focus on the one negative. And I listened to Corey tell me that people go through major trials every day with much less support than I have and that because I have the best family and friends in the world, if I can’t walk, they will carry me.
So after my month-long pity party, I decided to live. I decided I needed to train my mind to live in the now. I know I’ve talked about this before, but the power of living in the now is astounding. When I let my mind wander, it’s poison. When I let my mind wander, I still say naughty words and I cry. But for the most part I am living life the best I can now and I am happy in most moments.