Tuesday, April 21

Michael J Fox


I've been counting my blessings and thinking about a post for earth day. But, I came upon this amazing Q & A and thought it was so simple, and yet so profound at the same time.
How do you keep your optimism in the face of difficult circumstances?

Fox: I think mostly it's about acceptance. I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson's. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there's freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn't have otherwise found myself in.
Me: It's the choices we make that tell who we really are.

13 comments:

JillP said...

Alex P. Keaton is back!

lillyella said...

serious words to live by and SO true. Everyone should live like that. thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

I recently saw an interview with him. He is one amazing human being!

Botanical Bird said...

How wonderful!! I totally agree with Michael, we are simply choice makers in every moment, every day. We decide how we are going to respond to things and how we are going to walk through our lives. Great post and thanks so much for sharing this!
Cyd

Sherry said...

It really touched me, thanks for reading everyone.

Sparkle-Me! Designs said...

Wow. He is such a wonderful person and has a lot of support from his wife too.

~ ennui ~ said...

he's an inspiration to all!

High Desert Diva said...

Perfect

Cindy said...

He is just an amazing guy! I saw him on the Oprah show!

uncorked said...

I read his book a couple years back and came away marveling at him- he is such an inspiration- thank you for sharing this quote!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Happy Earth Day!

jeweledrabbit/Maureen said...

I agree with him 100%.

elisa said...

thank you for such a great quote - and how appropriate for earth day! i totally agree with him. we can take that quote both in life as people who need to take care of this earth and in life as people who need to take care of ourselves and others as well.