I personally don’t like New Year’s resolutions. I've had a long history of making them and breaking them. Instead of resolutions and goals, I prefer creating a theme for the upcoming year. My theme for 2012 is Making Peace with Parkinson’s.
In a brief ah-ha moment, I realized that I’ve experienced many feelings about living with Parkinson's during the past 15 years. I’ve denied having PD, attempted to keep it in the closet and covered up, been angry and frustrated with it, mocked it, battled it, feared it, been terrified of it, been depressed about it, been embarrassed and shamed by it and been anxious and worried about it. But…I’ve NEVER accepted or made peace with Parkinson's.
The Serenity Prayer will be my guide on my path in learning how to make peace with Parkinson’s. I look forward to experiencing many moments of peace and inner serenity as a result of this journey.
Celebrate the Year of Making Peace with Parkinson's.