March 12-12-12 Project: The Lesson

I have spent this month learning about Multiple Sclerosis. I have gained a great appreciation for those afflicted with this condition. The strength that one must muster to handle the continuos changing nature of this condition is admirable. I was blessed to interview a fierce advocate in Amy Gurowitz.

Amy shared an important lesson this month. You don’t know what you can deal with until you do.

In 1988, I looked at that list and I thought, “Oh my God, I’m never going to be able to deal with this.” Years later when I looked back at that list, I thought, “Oh my gosh, I’ve dealt with pretty much all these things in some fashion or another, and…wow! I never knew I could do it.”

You just never know what life is going to hand you, and what you can deal with. That’s really empowering, I think, in the long run – to know that you can cope with far more than you thought you could.

 

Thank you Amy for being open to sharing your life and experience living with MS! I admire you and I am blessed our lives crossed paths.

 

Much love,
Marissa

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