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Lessons Learned

People Don’t Come Into Our Lives By Accident

Through the years, I came to believe there is no such thing as coincidences, only reason and  purpose.  With that thought in mind, people don’t come into our lives by accident; they are meant to cross our path for a reason.

I came to this conclusion based on three incredibly kind women who came into my life along with John.  Of course, they are my sisters-in-law, Lora, Marcia and Cindy Marin.

Kindness is at once very simple and very complex, with multiple layers and on the simplest level, kindness is showing consideration to others. I witnessed higher levels of kindness from Lora, Marcia and Cindy in the form of forgiveness, unconditional love and tenderness.

We Can Never Lose HOPE…

I’m a Huntington’s disease (HD) advocate, President of the HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, a blogger and an author.  Visit my website and sign up for my weekly blog.

Lessons Learned

How We Respond When Things Are Out of Our Control

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin, HD Advocate

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.”  Dr. Viktor E. Frankl, holocaust survivor and the author of “Man’s Search for Meaning”. Search For Meaning

I always have to remind myself of this statement when something unexpected, upsetting, or out of my control occurs in my life.  Living with John’s unknown gene status for Huntington’s disease (HD) for 36 years was extremely difficult for me.  The only way to lower my anxiety was to be in control but HD would not be controlled.  What is HD

I was fortunate to have four wonderful people in my life who had the most positive attitudes; John, Lora, Marcia and Cindy Marin.  They showed me, by the way they lived and approached life’s challenges, how to deal with the uncertainty in their lives; they were at risk for Huntington’s disease.  They accepted their destiny, whatever it might be, with gratitude, strength and love.

To learn five (5) lessons from Dr. Viktor E. Frankl, watch this video.  It’s definitely worth the watch.

We Can Never Lose HOPE…..

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin

I’m a Huntington’s disease advocate, Chair for HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate, a blogger and author.  Visit my HD Advocate/Author website  to find information on Huntington’s disease and read the reviews I received on my book.  Watching the Dance Huntingtons Disease

100% of proceeds from the book is being donated to the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America.