The title is a quote by Martin Luther King.
Dealing with Alzheimer’s forced me to call on my inner strength and recruit outside resources to keep me moving forward. I tweaked my future expectations to fit my new reality. Someone once told me that resilient people are like trees bending in the wind that bounce back. Maybe my resilience has a genetic component; who knows? What do I think? In order to cope, I stayed connected with others which helped me survive tough times. I remained optimistic and did my utmost to wear a sunny smile. I used my husband’s attitude to life as much as I could and thought positively most of the time.
And all the time I remembered Martin Luther King’s words:
‘The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy’