We watched just bits of the Academy Awards last night. We felt rather silly because we hadn't been in a theater in well over a year and have not seen any of the nominated movies. None. Gawd, I feel old.
Flipping channels, we caught the tribute to the industry people who passed away last year. While Lena Horne sang “Stormy Weather” in the final clip, one of her quotes appeared on the screen:
"It’s not the load that wears you down, it’s the way you carry it."
I stopped dead in my tracks. Isn’t that what trying to live well with a bad diagnosis is all about?
Don’t let the load wear you down. Adjust it. Move forward.