Always Look Up Like Michael J. Fox

connection_apr-09Call me a Costco fanatic, but I always enjoy reading their magazine, The Costco Connection.  This month, Michael J. Fox is on the cover.  The article talks about his unshakable optimism in the face of Parkinson’s and his new book “Always Looking Up:  The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist.”    

I grew up watching “Family Ties,” Fox’s first big television role.  After 19 years of living with Parkinson’s, Fox is as vibrant as ever.  “I have plans to do things, and on a big level nothing much slows me down.  A lot of that has to do with attitude,” he says in the article. 

With his beautiful wife Tracy Pollan, they have 4 kids, ages 7 to 19.  I love how he answered the question, “What do you want your legacy to be?”  He said, “I hope it’s as a parent.”

May that be our legacy too!  If Michael J. Fox can overcome the difficulties of Parkinson’s disease on a daily basis, certainly we can catch some of his optimism and overcome the difficulties that  may face us.

Don’t give up…whether it’s about losing weight after baby or parenting a frustrating toddler or trying to comfort a crying baby in the middle of the night.  Always look up…

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