Excerpts from my friend Harry Urban’s blog at http://mythoughtsondementia.com/blog.html .
November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I have so many things to give thanks for.
Beginning January I will be starting my 11th year of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
I’m thankful for the strength and wisdom I received to let me live a productive life with my diagnosis.
I’m thankful for my friends that stood by me during my darkest of days.
I’m thankful I was giving the ability to Stand Up and Speak Out about my disease.
Most of all I am thankful that I was giving the chance to learn the true meaning of my life
and understand that there is life after my diagnosis.
I could sit here and complain about all the things I lost and continue to lose
or maybe about all the stigmas and unjust things that happen to me
but I am thankful I can rise above that and gives thanks to what I still have left.
“Take a moment on this day
… forget the things you lost and
be thankful for what you have left.”
–Harry Urban on 27Nov2014.
Excerpted with permission from my friend Harry Urban’s blog at http://mythoughtsondementia.com/blog.html .
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