By Doug Ankerman
There are things we are reminded to do on a regular basis.
Replace batteries in smoke alarm
Some are to be done seasonally, others annually.
Change furnace filter
Swap baking soda in fridge
Have eye exam
And yet, others are on an “as needed” basis.
Cut toe nails
Vacuum inside car
But what I ask is… “Why wait to make a change or a new beginning?”
Why wait till a new season? Till the new year? The next month? Or, even Monday?
Do it now. This moment. There’s nothing stopping you. Do something right now to improve your being. It doesn’t have to be huge. Drink water instead of soda. Eat a piece of fruit. Stretch your weary legs. Take a deep breath. Dance to music. Make a silly face.
My point is, don’t wait to begin anew. Certainly, our nemesis multiple sclerosis doesn’t wait around. It doesn’t wait for the following day, week or month to wreak havoc. Heck no, that bad boy changes constantly. So we must be willing to change with it.
A fresh start, or a new beginning can happen anytime YOU want it to. There is no need to put it off till the flip of a calendar. You can make a change right now. This very instant.
Replace car’s air filter
Have an MRI
Clean dryer vent
Okay, okay, I understand the importance of replacing batteries in one’s smoke alarm—but don’t put a timeline on improving yourself.
Get started right now. That other stuff can wait.
*When not shaving his back, Doug writes goofy stuff about MS and other topics on his humor blog at myoddsock.com