Fortitude- Courage in pain or adversity
Perseverance- Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Toughness- Strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough or careless handling.
Grit- Courage and resolve; strength of character.
Drive- An innate, biologically determined urge to attain a goal or satisfy a need.
Faith n hope that things can get better.
Compassion and forgiveness.
Beatles. Clips of them on YouTube always cheers me up.
Perseverance is important. An attitude of gratitude is important too. I try to be thankful for things most people take for granted. I am alive, in mostly good physical health, I have a place to live, I have food to eat, I have family, I have all my limbs, etc.
Out of those words, Perseverance for sure. I don’t have extraordinary grit or ambition or anything over the top like that. I just get up each day and do what I have to do that day.
You don’t know how close normal is. You just know how normal you don’t feel.
Your journey is probably going to be a long one. But you might find that the address you’re trying to find is in walking distance in your own neck of the woods.
You might think… well what was all that fuss for? I’m only this little bit from where I was before.
I’m pretty much the same way. I do tend to stop and smell the roses more now that I’m older. I appreciate myself more.
Out of those five words I’d say perseverance is my favourite. So often I give up when my motivation is low.
I like the word hope too.
I also read a lot about gene therapy that looks promising for us MD folks. When it comes to my mental health AND my physical disability, hope is so important, as well as fortitude.
One day, we’ll find a cure. For both of us.
My word choice is winning, of course
All of them play a role I feel tbh
Honestly, the thing that got be through most of my really bad times was pure spite. I knew everyone thought I was a lost cause who was going to die anonymously in an alley somewhere, and I couldn’t stand to let those jerks be right.
Humour and perseverance.
You have to be able to smile through the b-llshit.
Can I have three? “Winning, tiger blood.”
Thank you ladies and germs, I’ll be here all night.
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