Epilepsy Talk

Gratitude is the Attitude | November 20, 2017

A wise woman once told me:

“When you wake up in the morning — before you get out of bed — think of 5 (or 10!) things that you’re really grateful for.”

(I think 10 is a bit of a stretch.)

That simple advice, changed my attitude. And my life.

We have so much to be grateful for, especially me:

1. For your support, strength and caring…

2. Your smart, sensitive advice…

3. The compassion you share so generously…

4. All of your kind, wise encouragement…

5. Your never-ending love and dedication…

You are MY godsend…today, tomorrow and always.

 


23 Comments »

  1. I’m sending a very big hug to you.

    That’s a ditto in your five.

    Me,I am so glad I found you,although we have never met in person I regard you highly.

    Thank you for all your hard work Phyllis.

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    Comment by Berenice John — November 20, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

    • Batch ‘actcha Bernice! Glad for all dittos, all caring, sharing and all of you.

      Where did you live?

      I just spent in weekend with Mary Ellen Gambon in NYC this weekend! 🙂

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 20, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

      • Just outside of London UK.

        My bucket list includes a trip to NYC.

        Hopefully in the next couple of years.😊

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        Comment by Berenice John — November 20, 2017 @ 2:57 PM

      • I would LOVE to meet you.

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        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 20, 2017 @ 3:05 PM

  2. That’s mutual,when I get to go to NYC I will let you know.

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    Comment by Berenice John — November 20, 2017 @ 3:19 PM

  3. You bet!

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 20, 2017 @ 3:44 PM

  4. Hello,

    The attached video is if my son. Any questions, please let me know.

    Sincerely, Camille Rubin 847-306-0270

    http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Overcoming-Epilepsy-Joeys-pursuit-of-a-college-degree–456268153.html

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

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    Comment by Camille Rubin — November 20, 2017 @ 6:36 PM

    • WOW!!!

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 20, 2017 @ 6:59 PM

      • You must be so proud of Joey,that was emotional to watch.
        What an amazing young man he is.👏🏻😊

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        Comment by Berenice John — November 21, 2017 @ 1:42 AM

    • Every time I feel like “I can’t go on with this nightmare”, I get to read about some inspiring hero/heroines beating the odds & overcome the struggle against Epilepsy to successfully achieve some normalcy in their lives & continue to pursue more achievements in their lives.
      Reading these successful trials against formidable odds, makes me think I can do a whole better than just being bitter, angry & frustrated with my condition.
      Yes, I’m very grateful for everyone sharing their struggles & achievements overcoming the ordeals of Epilepsy.
      Thanks to all of you, I made it this far.

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      Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — November 21, 2017 @ 10:19 PM

      • Your optimism and positivity are inspiring. I’m grateful you’ve found a home here.

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        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 22, 2017 @ 8:43 AM

  5. Reblogged this on catsissie.

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    Comment by catsissie — November 21, 2017 @ 2:19 AM

  6. Thank YOU, Philys, for sharing your advice, the results of your research, and your experience with us. More than that, thanks for giving us a forum to share with one another. It’s one big thing to be grateful for, when we often need to know someone else gets it.

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    Comment by catsissie — November 21, 2017 @ 2:30 AM

  7. Finding this caring family, Epilepsy Talk, ordinary people sharing their experiences is the most important therapy I have gained in my struggle with Epilepsy.
    Thanks to all of you, it’s great to know, there’s relief out here, when everything seemed lost to Epilepsy.
    Gerrie

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    Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — November 22, 2017 @ 2:38 PM

    • Gerrie, you are the pillar of this family — from whom we draw strength and sustenance. The front light that welcomes us home with compassion and caring. The truest of beloved family members.

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 22, 2017 @ 5:41 PM

      • Phyllis,
        Thank you for your compassionate compliment.
        I hope, my contribution is as much as helpful, as the benefits I’ve gained from all members of this inspiring forum.
        Happy Holidays!

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        Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — November 23, 2017 @ 2:47 AM

      • Gerrie, you are someone to give thanks for. Happy Thanksgiving.

        (Why did you change your name?)

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        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 23, 2017 @ 8:46 AM

      • Good Question Phyllis,
        I was as much as surprised & shocked to see my Log-in name changed, as you are.
        Then I realized, “updating” the Android operation software of my Iphone, Ipad, Laptop,,, means replacing the “need” to log in with my old ID & password in ALL/MOST common Websites & forums, I visit.
        The idea may have been intended to minimize the log-in process, eliminating the need to “remember & enter” the online name/ID & password of the websites one is accustomed to visit usually, but the “updated” log-in system seem to create some confusion the users have to get over with & get used too.
        Thanks for recognizing the difference, please bear with me until I got accustomed to my new “updated” ID & Welcome to corporate monopoly!

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        Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — November 23, 2017 @ 10:00 PM

      • So, this is your new name? Gerrie is “gone”?

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        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 24, 2017 @ 9:05 AM

      • Yes Phyllis, Thanks to Google’s manipulation “updating Android”, I’m afraid my old original ID, “Gerrie” is gone.

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        Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — November 27, 2017 @ 1:10 PM

  8. Be grateful for what you do have, if you only have half a cup or glass , it’s half full , don’t think it’s half empty!!

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    Comment by John — November 22, 2017 @ 6:14 PM


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    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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