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Gratitude is the Attitude

November 20, 2017
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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.


In Tribute to Charlie Petersen

August 9, 2015
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Charlie Peterson was a man who suffered from epilepsy for decades. He had one unsuccessful brain surgery, then another, which was successful, ten years later.

Since that time, he had risen to be an active advocate and to give back by helping all those in need.

He was my friend and a friend to the world. Starting a support group where there was none. Counseling others with epilepsy and those who had a loved one with epilepsy.

He was generous to a fault, giving back in turn for the “miracle” that had saved his life.

He was patient, kind, generous and giving. He was my #1 hero.


What’s been your greatest success?

April 15, 2013
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For me, it’s living…


A Reason to Celebrate!

March 15, 2013
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Epilepsy Talk has just surpassed 1,000 visitors a day.

And that’s because of YOU!


Gratitude is the Attitude — Part 5

March 30, 2011
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There’s so very much to be grateful for…

All of you and the richness you have brought to my life…
The happy news you share in these times of stress and strife…
Your comfort, support and wisdom…
An abundance of generosity and caring…
The heartful love you all share.


Gratitude is the Atitude — Part 3

November 5, 2010
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I want to thank each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart for:

Your positive attitude and energy…
Your never-ending faith and kindness…
Your wisdom and understanding…
Your generosity in sharing…
Your unmistakable love for one another…
This wonderful “community of caring” you have created…
That is my gratitude.


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    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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