Fighting Parkinson’s, and let’s play a game…again!

In my previous post, Fighting Parkinson’s, and your glass is half full, I discuss looking for the heart-felt, dopamine-producing positive side to the things occurring in your life. About a year ago, I invited everybody to play a positive thinking game, and I feel it is just what is needed to assist all of you in not only seeing your glass half-full, but in seeing your glass overflowing with abundant joy!

To begin, please click here and re-read Fighting Parkinson’s, and your glass is half full, including the comments.

Okay! Who is ready to play a game?

This is a self-monitored game, and we can play together for the next week. I will call it the Positive Thinking Only game.

As I have told you many times, you are not your symptoms. Since you are not your symptoms, you need to stop being obsessed with your symptoms. That, my friends, is the challenge of the game. Okay, I did not say it would be an easy game.

Here are the rules: Think positive thoughts, only, about your recovery. When negative thoughts enter your mind about your recovery, send them away. Here is some assistance:
Click here to give them to God or whoever it is to whom you pray.
Click here to bail fear from your boat.

You are not your symptoms. Keep telling yourself, “I am my recovery.” Do not judge your symptoms as better or worse, good or bad. Do not consume yourself with what your symptoms are doing. Worrying about the future only makes them worse and it paints a picture to the Universe that you expect a worse future. Keep your thoughts light and joyful.

View your symptoms like this:
Parkinson’s is defined by symptoms. I have Parkinson’s, therefore I have symptoms. THAT’S IT! They mean nothing more than that you have Parkinson’s, which you already know and already have accepted. THAT’S IT!

You are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, so whatever is going on in your life and your recovery is necessary in your life and your recovery. Smile, feel joyful, and SEE your recovery. Close your eyes and SEE your recovery as you run or dance or drive your car or swim or ski or jump on the trampoline or walk up the stairs or bring your food to your mouth. SEE your recovery and open your heart to the joyfulness you will have on the inside as you experience your recovery.

SEE your recovery and feel joy in the journey.

Do not wait for your recovery. SEE IT AND BE IT…NOW!!!

That’s the game. Who wants to play? Who is willing to spend the next seven days being joyful in your heart and releasing all negative thoughts and emotions while transforming them into positive thoughts and emotions?

Come on and play. What have you got to lose?

You are worth it!!!

All my best,



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38 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and let’s play a game…again!

  1. Glen Luedke says:

    I’m in Howard!

  2. Melanie says:

    I’m definitely in, too! I already started last week!

  3. You bet I’m in! Thank you Howard… thank you fellow travelers…I’m basking in the support, the learning, and the companionship in this amazing journey to recovery.

  4. caterina geuer says:

    I’m in too–great idea Howard!

  5. judy says:

    I’m in!

  6. Barry says:

    OK, what the heck, I am in too. Here’s what convinced me, from Howard: “so whatever is going on in your life and your recovery is necessary in your life and your recovery.” What’s to be concerned about?

    I GOT IT . . . Nothing!

  7. Tom says:

    Gladly, Howard & crew, I get on this boat; a great vacation from the “Park”, positively.
    Great, having a Life respite !

  8. Ainsley says:

    Sounds good to me Howard. I’m in.


  9. Susana L says:

    This is a fun game where all of us bathe in pools of dopamine and vistas of joy!
    Dive on in, kind friends!!!!

  10. Waseema from Birmingham UK says:

    I’m game Howard. I’m going to get this down to a fine art!

  11. Joe says:

    I’m in Howard! Great timing!

  12. Lohren says:

    Great reminder Howard! Thanks. I’m definitely in as well.

  13. Helen Gill says:

    I am in this game of positive thoughts as well. Thank you Howard for the challenge.

  14. hans says:

    Great post.Im in too!

  15. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Howard and Warriors,
    Hooray, I LOVE games! I’m in, I’m in, I’m in!
    Great great post my friend.
    With Love and Gratitude!
    Karen xx

  16. Chuck says:

    I’m in. Thanks

  17. Debbie says:

    I am in ! Thanks Howard. It’s going to be a fabulous week.

  18. Leena says:

    I am in Howard. That’s what we need at this juncture. Thank you for showing us the path, we need to pave it ourselves.

  19. jimmy says:

    hey…no me dejen fuera¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡, yo tambien juego


    hey … do not leave me out¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡, I will play, too

  20. MARILYN MURRAY says:

    HI everyone, I too am “in” as I love games!! I do have great moments, realizing life’s miracles that occur daily and so am filled with gratitude but last week has been rough so I needed the reminder. time to refocus on healing and set priorities. Just writing this note helps and I love being a part of this group – so encouraging. As my 104 year old mother says when I talk with her daily – we will just carry on!!! With gratitude and love to you all, especially Howard who has been my rock for the last 2 years , Marilyn

  21. Cynthia (from England) says:

    I too love being part of this group – it’s very special.
    Am definitely in, don’t really like games but am up for this one!!

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Cynthia, did you not like hopscotch as a little girl? It was my favourite game. I am not a hoarder or anything ( I gest) but I still have my best hopscotch stone from childhood haha. 🙂 it was small and flat so slid well 🙂
      Karen xx

      • Cynthia (from England) says:

        Oh yes Karen, I do remember hopscotch and games from childhood. It was more as I got older I wasn’t too keen on certain games!

        • Karen in Ireland says:

          Cynthia I’m 51 this year and one of the things I have told my sisters I want to do when I am fully recovered is to have a game of hopscotch with them 🙂
          Karen xx

          • Waseema from Birmingham UK says:

            Karen I’ll come and play hopscotch with you. Cynthia maybe you can come too!

          • Karen in Ireland says:

            Waseema I would love that! 🙂
            Karen xx

          • Helen C. says:

            I’ll be there too, Karen!

          • Karen in Ireland says:

            Hi Helen, wouldn’t that be a great picture to post on the blog, a gang of Howard’s Warriors playing Hopscotch! Joyous! Everyone is welcome! Waseema and Cynthia are in UK, so that could be the venue! 🙂 Central point! 🙂
            Karen xx

          • Helen Gill says:

            Karen if I ever get to the UK I would love to play hopscotch too.

  22. Adrien says:

    thank you Howard for your positive words, always a pleasure reading, I m in.

  23. luke m says:

    Woooo Hooooooo!!! I’m in, Howard.
    Love & Blessings to all my fellow Warriors

  24. Cynthia (from England) says:

    Dear Karen & Waseema, I will gladly play hopscotch and I look forward to it!
    God bless you both xx

  25. Pat in FL says:

    Hello friends,
    I may be the caboose, but I’m still on board with the Positive Thinking Train and playing the game!
    I believe this game can be quite educational in our goal of retraining our minds.

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hi Pat, are you not going to join us for hopscotch too? 🙂
      Karen xx

      • Pat in Florida says:

        Yes, Karen, hopscotch with you all will be a delight! (or at least we can sync an American version with you Europeans )
        I like games too.

  26. mayarita says:

    Bless you all. Hop skotch it is then!

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