I received this note over the weekend and the message was so inspiring that I felt compelled to share with you all this Monday morning…

“Good for you Angie! I wish you all of the best. You are young and strong. You and your doctor should be able to control of your disease very effectively. You would be short changing yourself and your family to feel anything less than alive, vibrant, and positive.

I have had primary progressive MS for 16 years and I have become severely disabled. I get in and out of bed, on and off the toilet, in and out of the shower with a ceiling track system and someone to help me. I don’t have to worry about making it to the bathroom on time because I have a “upra-pubic” catheter that drains into a bag belted around my calf. All of that and even more!

Yet through all of it, I wake up with a purpose every morning, a smile on my face, and a kiss from my wife. It is what it is. It becomes what I make of it.”

Thank you, Joe, for putting life in perspective today.

Let’s all make the most of Joe’s message and remind ourselves to take a step back to realize how good we really have it. Joe is an example to us all that a positive attitude truly is everything.

Have a good week, everyone!