I woke up singing Rodney Atkins’ song, ‘If You’re Going Through Hell’, only it’s not about love and romance, it’s about mourning and loss, loss of the life as we planned! I believe all the negative in this life is caused by the devil and MS is no exception!

We have days when we feel we have a sign on our back and we’re kicked at every turn. Many have tried to deal with this illness using drugs, alcohol or coping by blaming.

Being a strong believer in the Law of Attraction, I thought I could think my way into health and wellness. I thought Louise Hay was right when she said, “I KNOW if they (those with chronic illness) are WILLING to do the mental work of releasing and forgiving, almost everything can be healed.” I must be one of the “almost”. We may not have a choice of whether or not we get out of this chronic illness but we can face this fire and move into a life of peace and joy!

I know there are angels looking out for us! Even though I am still struggling with MS, I believe Louise Hay is one of my Angels. I’m sure that the mental work I’ve done has greatly contributed to my happiness!

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Moto is ‘Move it’. Our mission statement of is ‘Helping others find joy one step at a time.” Some days it feels like hell, but let’s keep on moving, not slowing down any more than we absolutely have to! If you’re scared don’t show it, face the fire!

We can accept our new reality, find our purpose and have a great life even with MS!

How have you coped with your trials? Tell us in the comments below about the lessons you have learned all our readers?


About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.


  1. I’m chronically ill too and I’ve always had trouble with the law of attraction because I can’t seem to “think my way better”…but I can use it for almost anything else.

    • Sara,
      I agree with you, the ‘law’ attracts everything to me except great health! I don’t get it! Well, we’ll keep on keeping on doing the best we can, right?!

  2. In life, if we are suffering from a life changing medical condition, its either we will choose to let our condition control our life or we will choose to accept it and live life at the best way possible. Although it will be very hard for us to do the things we want to be because our condition will prevent us from doing so, we should always look at the positive side of life.

  3. I support Winston Churchill’s maxim, when you are going through hell, keep going!.The law of attraction means that we will attract things that make things better, not necessarily a solution itself. Those with a positive attitude have found their way to Linda’s excellent website. Keep going all. Peter

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