My friend Ken knows pain. He's a longtime MS patient who is now limited to a motorized cart. He's paralyzed from the waist down.
Since I was diagnosed with Parkinson's, he has been mentoring me in how to co-exist with a disease that has a big, sharp bite. When we talked on the phone today, he shared that I needed to walk and break through the mental barrier that says "no way."
After our phone conversation today where he talked about the hot weather in Florida where he and his wife live, I made up my mind to walk even though I didn't feel like it.
With my wife and my walking stick, I made it around a long block. Even though my Parkinson's said no, I said yes.
Hopefully and with the help of God, I can keep that sense of intention high.