of Inspiration For People With MS.
Publisher: Stern Literary Consulting, 2005
Cover By: Scott Norris
Download the press release here: wordspressrelease.doc
of Inspiration For People With MS:
had MS half my life. I’ve had a diagnosis for just over two
years. And now I’m ready to write about it.
Like everyone living with MS, I have good days and bad days. For
me, being absorbed in work helps a lot. So does humor. Prayer. Shopping.
But what helps the most
is my unwavering belief that things happen for a reason. Albert Einstein said:
God doesn’t roll dice with the universe. Or as I like to say: What we’re
given is our fate, what we do with it is our destiny. The Latin word for destiny
is determination. Moment by moment, day by day, we shape our own destiny, fueled
by the determination to take action on our own behalf.
We share the challenge of living with MS, but our symptoms, what inner and outer
resources we call on to deal with them, bears the unique stamp of our individuality.
What works for me may or may not work for you. But I promise you this: Having
MS changes us. GROWS us. Makes us stronger, better, more powerful and loving
Ultimately, what counts are our best intentions and our commitment to stay the
course. Writing this book has been a heartwarming experience and yet another
exercise in pushing through what, at times, seemed like insurmountable odds.
A three-month relapse forced me to push back deadlines, and much of the writing
was done in ten to twenty hour marathons, glued to the computer, when I was unbelievably
exhausted. Yet it was important for me to complete one more “chapter” in
the yet unwritten memoir. Along the way, I’ve met all sorts of amazing
people living with MS. I’ve been moved by their stories-proud to be a member
of this global family of fighters—and we are fighters, my friends, each
and every one of us. And so I thank you for inspiring me to keep going as I offer
you these words: Wherever the road leads, may you be blessed with peace.