This is my first new year knowing I have Parkinsons. Based on my reactions to its symptoms, I do have a couple of resolutions:
1. I will stop getting frustrated with myself, and especially with others around me, when I have trouble doing small things such as buttoning my shirt or opening a zip lock bag.
2. I will be more gracious about accepting help when it is offered, but will still strive to be as independent as possible.
3. I will learn to apprecite the things I can do instead of dwelling on what I can not do.
If I can learn to do these things, my life, and the lives of those around me, will be much improved.