You either get better or you get bitter.
It’s that simple.  You either take what’s been dealt to you
and allow it to make you a better person or you
allow it to tear you down.  The choice does not
belong to fate, it belongs to you.
Josh Shipp

When I read this quote, I immediately thought of Charlene. She made that choice.  Her faith, her family, and her positive outlook lift her up out of bitterness.  Her imagination, at times, frees her from the bed.  And her attitude inspires so many people.

I often say now I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s,
but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.
Michael J. Fox

The above quote from Michael J. Fox was taken from an interview that he gave Belief.net about spirituality and optimism.