ABC is airing a special tonight called, "Adventures of an Incurable Optimist," starring Michael J. Fox. Since my Granddad had Parkinson's Michael's story is particularly close to my heart. But it's not just that. His optimism is heart-warming, genuine, and sweet. I watch him with tears filling my eyes, but watching him makes me realize that I shouldn't cry for him. He's not wasting his tears on his illness. He's enjoying his life, and it reminds me that I should be enjoying my life too. I'm not dealing with half of what he's going through.
Thanks, Michael, for putting things in perspective.