Now that I'm on Twitter, I've been thinking a lot about inspiring quotes to share with others. Forest Gumps' "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get," came to my mind and made me smile for many reasons.
First, I think the quote is spot on! When I wake up in the morning, I'm not certain what will happen, but I can choose how I react to it. I try my best to stay positive, but I am human and can overreact (just ask my husband).
Second, Forest Gump came out the year I graduated high school. For the first time, I felt like I related to a character in the movies because Forrest wore leg braces as a child. I'd tell my friends that those braces looked like the ones I wore and they'd smile and say, "Run, Jeanie, run." Of course, we'd burst out laughing and repeat our rendition of the movie a few more times.
Lastly, Forrest stopped having issues with his legs and became quite the runner. Sure, I am not able to run like Forrest, but I'm able to walk on the treadmill, yoga and chase little John around the house (all things I never dreamed would be part of my life).
So, yes. I really do believe life is like a box of chocolates and every one of them has been a blessing!
After living the first 33 years of my life thinking I had Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebal Palsey, I was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD). I am on new medication and doing things that I never imagined possible. This has changed the lives of my husband and two daughters. I truly believe that I am living a miracle each and every day. Life can't get any better than this!