A SELF REMINDER

FROM MY BACK PAGES,
A SELF REMINDER,
RE-ENFORING THE POSITIVE AND RATIONAL,
 SEE HOW IT GOES,
STOP, MAKE IT  HAPPEN, MAKE IT GO, JUST DO IT.
HI JOURNAL,
 
PARKINSON'S CONDITION SYMPTOMS,
LIKE MANY OTHER PEOPLE,
I HAVE ENDURED AND I ENDURE,
THE MANY SYMPTOMS.
 
FROM TREMORS, TO BEING UNABLE TO MOVE,
TO CRAWLING ON THE FLOOR,
BEING THE ONLY WAY I COULD MOVE.
 
STIFFNESS IS ANOTHER SYMPTOM,
THIS CAN OCCUR EVEN WITHOUT,
THE CONDITION OF PARKINSON'S.
 
WHILST OCCURRING MORE SO,
WITH PARKINSON'S, IN PERIODS OF INACTIVITY.
THEREFORE I FEEL IT IS, VITAL FOR MYSELF,
TO BE ACTIVE, MAINTAINING A LEVEL OF ACTIVITY,
SO AS TO TEST MYSELF, MONITORING MYSELF,
SO I CAN SEE WHERE I AM AT WITH MYSELF,
AS WELL AS WITH THE SO CALLED NORMAL PEOPLE.
 
BEING ACTIVE CREATES ITS OWN INERTIA AND ENERGY.
AMONGST MY PEERS IN MY LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP,
IT IS EASY AND SAD TO SEE,
THOSE WHO RELIED ON THEIR CARERS TOO SOON,
WELL BEFORE,
THEY WERE UNABLE TO DO THINGS FOR THEMSELVES.
 
I BELIEVE IT IS VITAL, TO BE ACTIVE.
ACHES, PAINS AND STRAINS RESPOND WELL TO THIS,
AS WELL AS TO RESTING.
 
I JUST DO IT AND GET ON WITH IT.
THE HARDER PARKS COMES AT ME,
THE HARDER I GO AT IT.
IT SERVES NO PURPOSE TO BE OTHERWISE.
 
WE HUMANS ARE NOT MENT TO BE PASSIVE,
LYING DOWN AND GIVING IN.
WE HAVE 'SPIRIT' TO FIRE US UP.
 
THIS WEEK I WILL BE REVISITING A GUY AGED 57,
TRAVELLING WITH PARKINSON'S CONDITION,
IN A NURSING HOME,
HE HAS BEEN THERE FOR A YEAR,
HE HAS GIVEN UP, I WILL BE REMINDING HIM,
OF THIS 'SPIRIT' WE ALL HAVE.
HE IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HAVING HAD CARERS,
WHO DID TOO MUCH FOR HIM,
RESULTING IN LEARNED HELPLESSNESS.
DEAR ME.
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