I attended the Victory Summit sponsored by the Davis Phinney Foundation in Denver, Colorado yesterday. I become informed and inspired.
Davis Phinney said that he dislikes the phrase “waiting for a cure.” It implies inaction, passivity and being stationary.
One definition of “waiting” is being in the state of inactivity or repose until something expected happens.
The folks attending the Victory Summit are not waiting for the cure. They are living life fully, as best they can, despite Parkinson's. They are speaking, writing, working, volunteering, advocating, singing, painting, parenting, dancing, exercising, bicycling, hiking, drumming, playing musical instruments, acting. They are doing whatever they can to NOT WAIT for the cure, with the realization that the cure may not come in their lifetime.
Barack Obama said: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
What are you waiting for?
A cure for Parkinson’s Disease?
To have more money?
To win the lottery?
To find the time?
To find a partner?
To get married?
To get a better job?
If we wait for some person to appear or an event to occur, it may not happen We must be the change agent for what we want changed in our lives.