Michael J. Fox - Brilliant!

Old 04-14-2010, 11:49 AM
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Michael J. Fox - Brilliant!

His book "Lucky Man" is truly a testament to having a positive attitude in the face of adversity. I think he is an amazing example for those of us who struggle. I just read this recent quote from him and it reaffirms my belief that the tools we use to stay sober can be used in every aspect of our lives::

"I want to be really careful not to violate some of the principles by which I became sober. I wouldn't say it's a struggle. I'd rather drink battery acid than have a beer right now. But I would say that I picked up tools that helped me with Parkinson's. There's no better lesson in loss of control than to have Parkinson's. Because you learn very quickly what you can control and what you can't control. The only answer is to accept it. I do practice those principles every day: acceptance and gratitude."
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:02 PM
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Awesome! Thank you for sharing that, Anna. I heard about his book - am def gonna have to read it - he's a real inspiration of strength through struggles.

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..I cannot accept my disability...yet!! i will read that book..thanx Anna...
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Very few of us can, Oz.

I've got the book on order - thanks Anna!

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Thanks Anna, thats inspired me to read the book.
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