I saw that quote today and first thought, " So cliche" and it quickly was gone out of my mind. I proceeded with my day, and a couple hours later that quote popped into my head again. I sat down to drink a glass of water and repeated that quote in my head. I was exhausted and wanted to quit life. I wanted to cry. I was having an emotionally draining day and a physically demanding day and wanted it all to go away. Having Parkinson's was just icing on the cake. I have a great life and everything and everyone in my life are amazing support, but I wanted to give up. The quote. It popped into my head and helped me come back to reality. I must go on. I will get through this blip in my day. I just have to go, move, persevere.
Everyone gets these feelings, some more than others. January is cold, dark and depressing. The holidays are over. We are stuck home. Covid is still here. Spring seems far away. We have PD. Life is hard.
Life can be hard. But we must pull ourselves up, take a deep breath, take one step forward, look up at the sky, and keep moving. Maybe asking for help from loved ones, or even talk to them about how you are feeling. It is hard some days, but just think of those simple cliche words, "Never, never, never give up."
Now go conquer the day. Be fearless, be fierce. Pick one thing you want to do today to make yourself the best "you". Quitting is not an option, go make it happen.
Have a "don't give up on yourself" day .