In the July 2009 issue of St. Anthony's Messenger Barbara Hosbach writes of her experience of having MS and what it has taught her. It is a powerful article with lessons for us all. I especially liked her last two paragraphs:
My self-worth depends not on how much I do, but on accepting who I am: a child of God with strengths and weaknesses like everybody else. This being so, I can stop the mental contest of comparing myself with others.
It's safe to relate to others more honestly. When I'm not running on empty, I naturally have more to give. As a child of God, I'm known and cared for by the one who works for good in all circumstances. If I look for the good, I'll find it. That truly is good news!