I was taught to be grateful from my childhood. My Aunt Irene Callahan was bedridden more than thirty years with rheumatoid arthritis. She was told to rest before they knew that exercise is better. She still had five children and was married over fifty years. She had many challenges.
She would always cheer everyone up that came to visit her. You would leave feeling better, even though you were there, trying to help her. She was not perfect, but she taught me to make the best of your situation. Rene did not believe in watching TV, she just read her Bible and talked to people.
I guess that is where I got the title of my blog from, some do ask. I fly around in my power chair, she would have loved to be able to do that. It took me 15 years of hating the chair before I realized what an aide I have.
Everyone with a disease like MS has the battle of the chair. Rightly so.
When you are feeling down, look around and it will not take long to see someone else, in a worse condition.