Sometimes the kindness in the world overwhelms me almost as much as the sadness I see. I see heartbreak, disease, and hopelessness every day in my work...I've grown some pretty tough skin as a way to deal with this and shield myself protectively.
But I've never managed to grow any kind of "skin" to either shield or deflect the wonders and blessings of the world...thank goodness. I simply become overwhelmed with gratitude instead.
What a blessing it is to have YOU in my life...even if it is simply cyberspace that brings us together. And, although not a "blessing" to be living with Multiple Sclerosis, this disease has brought me countless gifts I never would have experienced without it. This disease, as uncertain and heartbreaking as it can be, has brought me great strength and a deeper connection to the human Spirit...it has brought YOU and I together.
MS has given me the gift of YOU...and that, my friends, is a blessing I count...