I know that I was due for Nolan's post but I had to talk about Michael J. Fox's new book and television show, which aired last night, "The adventures of an Incurable Optimist". I wish I would of thought of that Title. What an inspiration he is to anyone who is suffering from an incurable disease.... or just to anyone who lacks faith. I have not started the book but can not wait to jump into it this weekend when I am traveling (Mark, the boys and I decided to take a road trip, who knows where we will end up...the plan is FL). For anyone who does not have the time to read I will give you all updates from the book as I go along.
I could not take my eyes of the television last night when I was watching his show. To see all those who keep the faith and fight the good fight with a smile on their face totally inspired me. When I was falling asleep I thought of a quote that I must of heard somewhere and I just had to post it today.
"The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose."
I think is was sent to me in a get well card. It must of made a huge impact because it just popped in my head out of nowhere. As I ponder this quote I thought, "do I see the rose or the thorns". I hope that I see the rose because what a waste of my time staring at thorns. Roses as life is so precious and such a gift. I don't have time for any thorns or problems. I want to see the beauty in everything and ignore all the thorns in my life. How depressing my life would be right now if I only saw the thorns. This time I have more thorns then roses but the roses are so much more beautiful then the ugliness of the many thorns. I want to be the optimist.
Last night Micheal J Fox talked about an actual medical test you can take to see if you have the optimist gene or the pessimist gene. I don't ever want to take that test. I am afraid of the results and I don't want that to change my attitude. Can you imagine finding out that you are suppose to be a pessimist? How depressing that would be? Pardon the pun. I guess the gene thing explains a lot about a few people I know but I don't want to be forced into that group. I think finding out that I am made to me miserable might be worse then when I found out I have stage 4 cancer and 6 months to live . By the way that was almost a year ago. HA HA to those pessimist doctors.
I have so much to write on this subject but I really need to get packing so I will continue this post from where ever I end up next week. Hopefully visiting my Mom in FL but who knows where the road will take us. Until then I have a wish for you all:
“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”
My wishes have come true so I wish it all for you.