K is for keeping up with Jones's.
Get rid of this philosophy RIGHT NOW. You are special. You are unique. You are a Warrior. You are a Super Star. MS does not define you.
We have enough on our plates without worrying about without the rest of the coming and goings in our neighborhood, church, community, family. So what if Bubba got a new ski boat or Nibby Neighbor Nancy is planning - loudly - her spring cruise. I celebrate daily getting out of bed. No, I am not downplaying the excitement surrounding these happy moments in the lives of those folks we know. As MS Warriors, we sometimes need to remember that life hold more bonuses than money can buy.
This morning I am reminded that spring is on its way. Sure, I saw the news and I am well aware of the snow storm that promises to pelt our country in a few hours. I am ready. Milk in the fridge. Bread in the pantry. Flashlights battered up. But, behind that storm is spring and my favorite scent of all times: lilac. Don't ya just love that smell? Guess what? None of my neighbors have lilac bushes. But I DO.
So, they are just going to have to keep up with me.
That is not all that K represents during this month of MS Awareness. K should really be for Kicking that MonSter in the derriere. As I look at this beautiful image of a lilac bush and inhale the magical perfume that resides in my mind (for now), I am filled with the hope that a cure is soon. Even if it is not in my lifetime, I am hopeful that this disease will get a firm KICK in the behind.
So, do what you can this week help support the cause. If you really want to keep up with Jones', donate to NMSS. This does not always need to be monetarily. Volunteer your time at an MS Walk, Run, or Swim event. Spread the word about support group meetings. Assist, visit, call someone who has MS.
If giving money is your game, feel free to donate to http://www.nationalmssociety.org/.
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So, if you want to soar past the Jones', support MS Awareness Month.