I went to see “Cabin Fever,” a local variety show dinner theater with the hubby. We were seated at Table 9, right near the front center. Perfect.
As we waited for dinner to be served the table mate to the left said to me ” I want to learn about Parkinson’s Disease”.
“Ok”, I said, “What do you want to know?”
The reply came rocket fire “I’ve watched you and I don’t see anything wrong with you. You look like everybody else. Oh I guess I did see Charlie helping you walk from the car”.
“Well I work REALLY hard.”
“And how come you are so positive and upbeat. Most people with a diagnosis like yours just give up.”
“There is no other option. I want to live and live fully. I am still alive, you know.
When I asked God “What am I supposed to do with this stupid disease? God replied, do something good.”
“And have you done some good things?”
“Why yes I have. I have raised money for research, started a support group, made lots of friends and I think maybe I have brought some people hope.”
“How do you know you have brought people hope? How do you do that?”
Oh my. I am speechless. An escape to the restroom is necessary. But before I go I say:
“I stay upbeat and positive because that is the only option.”
You have to wonder WHY God lets Parkinson’s disease attack so many people. I could try to figure out WHY I have PD. That would take so much time. I rather spend my time doing things I enjoy. And shouldn’t I be angry at God for messing up my life? No, my life is not messed up. I have had some challenging times mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically, yes. And it takes too much energy to be angry. So lookie here, I am saving time and energy by being positive and upbeat.
I heard this song the other day. Performed by Stephen Curtis Chapman, these word brought me peace. You can go to YouTube to listen of just read them here.
Lay your head down tonight