Spirit of Gratitude and Hope

Spirit of Gratitude and Hope The spirit of gratitude and hope motivates others to help those of us with MS. I sat with a woman at a Genealogy conference when I had started needing a walker. She had to tow an oxygen tank with her every where she went. Of course our conditions were an easy conversation starter. One of her first comments was, “Don’t you hate it when people won’t open the door, or they walk out the door in front of you and simply let it swing shut in your face?”

I visited with a wonderful couple, Sara and Levi who both are living with multiple sclerosis. Levi was in a motorized wheelchair and Sara was able to help with his care. I asked them a question; why are some people served, while others are not?

Sara told me about her experiences with Levi. She said, “Even with the difficulties he experiences because of the MS, his soul is still energetic and alive, he’s just a regular and ordinary person. He’s only a victim of his outside body and limited ability.” Sara said that if he was a cynical and miserable person, people wouldn’t want to help. Levi gives off the energy of being a nice guy. It allows people to step forward.

The law of attraction is what Sara is talking about, “If you give off a good attitude and have energy and you’re not bitter and angry, people are more likely to help you.”

A predominantly positive attitude will attract helpful, happy people. With a negative, grumpy demeanor fewer supportive people will be drawn to you.

This is the law of attraction in action. We can see negative thoughts and energy attract more negativity. Thoughts of gratitude and hope will attract more positive, helpful people in our lives.

Even with this dreaded condition of MS, we are the magnet and the people we have in our lives is the direct consequence of our own thoughts, emotions and desires.

If we don’t have the habit of seeing the positive and thinking grateful thoughts, let’s get to it!
Signature Small Linda Grace Cox


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 MSrelief.com. 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 agree and add – When you meet someone without a smile, give them one of yours.

    • Shelley~
      Thank you! That is a beautiful saying! Looks like a Facebook quote, I’m heading over there right now, wait, I need your permission to post your name~ do you mind? I Googled the comment and it’s been said many times but not exactly like you said it and credit where credit’s due! 🙂

  2. Hello Linda, this is a wonderful blog. Thanks for your posts. 🙂

  3. Hello Linda, Your blog is wonderful.
    “If you give off a good attitude and have energy and you’re not bitter and angry, people are more likely to help you.”I quite agree with you.
    Thank you .

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