Living with MS can be challenging, but focusing on the positive and developing an "attitude of gratitude" can help you live better every day.
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Attitude and Perspective for Better Living with MS Hi! My name is Michael Gerber and I'm an advocate for living well with multiple sclerosis. Today, I’d like to talk about attitude and perspective. My friend Mitchell says I used to be able to do 10,000 things, now I can only do 9,000 things and that’s what I focus on and he’s right. We all have so many abilities and that’s what we need to focus on. We have eyes to see, ears to hear, hands to feel, arms to hold, a heart to care about people. People to care about us we have much too grateful for. Even with limited abilities, we need to focus on the abilities that we do have. It’s easy to take much for granted, we don’t think about until we do. Living with multiple sclerosis has taught me much about gratitude. Gratitude is the opposite of taking things for granted. Every minute of everyday, we all have choices to make whether it would be happy or sad, good or bad, right or wrong. We have those choices and those choices are within our control. The choices we make affect our attitude and perspective. Make the choices that are within your control. Choose to be happy, choose to be grateful. And that’s how I see it as an MS advocate. Go to your local service provider or Google MS support and see what it has to say. I hope you make it a great day.