Being Thankful!

As Thanksgiving nears, I felt it important to focus on gratitude and appreciation. I am grateful for so much in my life and thankful for my loyal readers of my blog and book.

One of the biggest lessons I have learned from Parkinson’s Disease has been to appreciate everything. Savoring the moment and being grateful for the “little things” reveals that the little things aren’t so little.

What I am grateful for this Thanksgiving:

That I am not the Mayor of Toronto.

You probably won’t see me on Dr. Phil anytime soon.

I have no direct connection to Obama Care.

The Serious Stuff

I am so grateful for my wife and life-partner.

I am so grateful for my fur children.

I am so thankful for my family, friends, and readers.

I am so grateful for the days that my meds work.

I am so thankful to be able to share my story.

I am so appreciative for sunny days, premium dark chocolate and expansive vistas.

I appreciate and am grateful for a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

I am thankful for excellent medical care.

There is so much more that I am grateful for. I hope that you enjoy your Thanksgiving.  Happy Thanksgiving!

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over twenty-five years. Karl believes he has had PD since he was seventeen years old and was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, blogger, photographer, Reiki Master, and speaker on PD issues. Karl is the author of the book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been chosen as a blogger partner for the 4th World Parkinson Congress being held this September in Portland, Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been featured in The New York Post and he has appeared on BBC radio, the CBS Saturday Evening News, Japanese television, as well as several local Washington, D.C., television stations. Karl is a former board member and a Virginia assistant state director of the Parkinson’s Action Network and a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, visit his blog at www.asoftvoice.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd.

Posted on November 26, 2013, in Education & Support, Health and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hanh Anne Whitman

    Dear Karl and Angela Thank you for all you do for the Parkinson community and Happy Thanksgiving to you David and Hanh

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