Thursday, March 9, 2017
Get er' done. Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
G is for getting it done. Life is short and when I was diagnosed it lost even more ground. Procrastination is one of my biggest pet peeves and with multiple sclerosis it is even more of a sore spot. DO NOT PUT OFF DESIRES for another day. Get it done.
It is a common message. We see it every where: movies. books, church, hospitals, death bed confessions...Eat the cake, let some one else make the bed, buy the shoes...
Dance like no one is watching.
We never know what the uncertain tomorrow will bring.
I could go on and on, but you get the idea and I will not presume to waste your time with my nonsense. The ultimate message here is to MOVE. MOVE on those plans before the opportunity waves a melancholy goodbye.
MS limits our lives in so many ways, but it doesn't have to rule your priorities and impede your dreams. By making adjustments to your goals and inviting CS (Common Sense) into your life, YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.
No, just because you want it doesn't bring your dreams any closer to reality. As with anything in life, you have to work toward those goals. If you dream of winning the lottery, you have to buy the ticket, right?
I am not encouraging you to gamble. I dream of big winnings, but am too "tight" to give my milk money away. What would I do with that kind of cash, anyway? Sure, it could buy me a boat...and a truck to pull it...Can't get that song out of my head. BUT, I am already spinning the roulette wheel buddying up with MonSter.
Someone very close to me spends hours, weeks, sometime months, "willing" things completed but rarely lifts the all important finger to make an effort in that process. Is it fear? Is it a lack of confidence? Is it pride? I say, "Move the damn couch. Take the vacation. Eat the cake."
Brave words coming from a starving artist. I know. But, life will move on without us in the end; so, why not move a little ourselves.
I have made this post sound like I expect BIG things from my fellow Warriors. I do, but just as long as it feels big to you. Personal satisfaction does not have to cost money or threaten your pride.
When I started this thirty days of MS Awareness Month blogging last March, I think it was equally an excuse to write daily while getting my MS woes off my chest. If any one read my rantings, that would be okay. If anyone responded or interacted with me, that would lovely.
The result was that collected over $100.00 for MS research, sold some books, made some valuable contacts, and shared information about multiple sclerosis. I was, and am, humbled.
The public response was overwhelming. And it is happening again. My friend at WBOY gladly agreed to do a followup story in support of the events of this month. Thank you, Kathryn, for your support.