This quote was in the intro:
"For everything this disease has taken, something with greater value has been given--sometimes just a marker that points me in a new direction that I might not otherwise have traveled. So, sure, it may be one step forward and two steps back, but after a time with Parkinson's, I've learned that what is important is making that one step count."I feel the same way about my dis ease. For everything that was taken, something with greater value has been given. The abuse has helped to make me into the person I am today. It has made me stronger, more valiant, more compassionate. I have been given the opportunity to get to know myself, my heart, my values, my Father in Heaven. I am more spiritual, more creative, more passionate than I could have been had I lived a life free from these pains.
So, although I don't believe that most people understand what they are saying when they say, "Look for the positive," or "Its all in your attitude," I do believe I am capable of being honest about the amazing good that has come (not from but) through horrifically bad.