Oh Joy!

How do you define a “good day”? The elements that compose the day are subjective and may easily be disrupted to alter what was going so well. From moment to moment that which brings us pleasure or contentment is liable to ruin by an unexpected act or outside influence. Most of us are likely to dwell on the disruption as opposed to the interrupted enjoyment.

Staying focused on the positive takes practice and a clear vision. How we perceive our place in any situation is a matter of perspective. From another’s viewpoint what you think to be a horrible place, others may envy.

Identifying and savoring the simplest of moments should not be overlooked. Remember the taste of a great meal, the sweet essence of your favorite flowers in a breeze, or the chorus of croaking tree frogs on a warm summer night. High expectations can be met with simple pleasures, but expecting too much only sets us up for disappointment. Living a life of gratitude and not envy, may just be the secret to happiness.

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 12, 2014, in Parkinson's Disease, Philosophy, Uncategorized, Wellness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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