Fighting Parkinson’s, and gratitude for each day

Whether you are celebrating Christmas today, Kwanzaa tomorrow, or already have celebrated Chanukah, Diwali, Eid al-Fitr, or whatever other holiday you may be celebrating, one thing we all have in common, we all are brought to this blog as a result of Parkinson’s. This holiday season, let’s be grateful for each day of our lives and be grateful for each other.

Parkinson’s does not discriminate. It does not care what is your gender, your race, your color, your national origin, or your religion…no group is exempt. As a result, we have a worldwide community of diverse radiant souls coming together on this blog all working on Parkinson’s recovery. I am grateful for all of you.

In my recovery, I learned that the gift we are given is this life, and I became grateful for each day that I opened my eyes and had a new day to live, even in a temporary Parkinson’s body. I was grateful. I still give gratitude for my life, each and every day.

On that note, as I wish you a Merry Christmas today, an early joyous Kwanzaa for tomorrow, and a belated Happy Chanukah, Diwali and Eid al-Fitr for celebrations come and gone, I share with you this:

Let’s be grateful for each day of this life and for each other!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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27 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and gratitude for each day

  1. Alison says:

    Dear Howard,

    Thank you for this beautiful lesson in gratitude.
    A real Christmas treat!

    Happy Holidays to all


  2. Jeff A says:

    Thank you for the video and I hope everyone has a happy holiday.

  3. Chuck says:

    Merry Christmas Howard and Sally.

    Howard, I Love the video and I appreciate you.

    Love and blessings

  4. Anne says:

    Hi Howard,
    I will feel the warmth of gratitude all day today and hopefully every day going forward. Thank you for this gift.

  5. Bob says:

    Love it Howard. This is a really good day and we can make it even better! Rinse and repeat. Just beautiful…

  6. ROGER says:

    For Howard and all if you, I am so very grateful! Happy holidays!

  7. Rick says:

    Thank you Howard for the beautiful Video, makes you realise how we at times take life for granted. Merry Xmas and don’t eat to much like I did yesterday in Australia. Up now to do your Qigong recipe recovery! Love to everyone 🎄🎄🎄

  8. Dora says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful video. I’m very grateful for many things , one of them being finding your recipe which has given me hope in my journey.
    Enjoy your day and let’s hope for a good 2021. Happy new year to everyone!

  9. Helen Gill says:

    Thank you Howard this video says it all. Happy Christmas, happy holiday with your family. Love to everyone here on the recovery blog.

  10. Sylvia Sars says:

    Thank you Howard for this sweet message!

    Merry xmas to all of you.

  11. Petra says:

    Thank you Howard for the video. It brought me into tears , because of a hard time now at the moment.


  12. Chris says:

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    I can’t yet attest to what this bodes for my ultimate Parkinson’s recovery, but I can say this: Parkinson’s + the recipe + the blog and all you wonderful contributors is leading me to fresh spiritual insights that I would probably never have gotten around to otherwise.

    I am most pleased and grateful.

    Here’s to hoping everyone finds their Shangri-la…

    Love and blessings to all,


  13. Margaret says:

    Thank you Howard!
    Gratitude kept entering my mind yesterday and here I open up your blog and its a beautiful piece about Gratitude, maybe the universe is trying to tell me something????
    I am grateful for you finding time on Christmas day to post such a beautiful blog!
    I am grateful also to my fellow warriors who inspire me on this journey.

  14. Sharon says:

    Howard, thank you for the beautiful video!
    Happy holidays to all.
    Sharon in North Carolina

  15. Dianna says:

    Such a lovely peace inducing video. Thank you Howard for sharing and reminding us to bow in gratitude for the gifts the Divine bestows upon us moment by moment. Wishing many blessings to you each and everyone.

  16. Tery and Werni says:

    Happy holidays to everyone and thanks for the wonderful video as well as the reminder of gratitude, dear Sally and Howard.

  17. Jan Maw says:

    Thank you for the lovely video – good Karma to fellow travellers – peace and love, happiness and healing – Jan xx

  18. Tom says:

    Ive been working with Howard. Now I’m interested in becoming part of this community. How do I do so?

  19. Ola Stasiak-Brough says:

    Beautiful!! Thank you Howard. I am grateful for each day of my life, for my PD and you starting this community! I am grateful for each other!



  20. Rabindar says:

    What a beautiful video on Gratitude, which we take for granted.
    It has open my eyes to appreciate what God and nature has given us.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Love, peace and blessings to all out there on this journey.

  21. Melanie S says:

    Thank you. Happy Christmas. Hope you are all doing well on your journeys.

  22. Vencka says:

    Thank you Howard for all you have given to us. You are truly a blessing in our lives!

  23. Mona in India says:

    Respected Howard sir,
    Thanks a lot for sharing a beautiful video. It really is a reminder an eye opener, while we go on complaining about our problems. I am grateful to be a part of this group. I am grateful to have mentor like Howard sir. Happy holidays to all. Regards Mona

  24. Rosemary cortez says:

    Howard That is such a beautiful video. Hello everyone I don’t post often but here’s wishing u all a Happy New Year. Blessings for everyone recovery in 2021. I have been working with Howard. Rosemary

  25. Val Haynes says:

    I’m grateful, too – but it had to be wrung out of me by the video and other people’s comments. PD has taken too many good graces. I often think that if we could all work on the Recipe together every day with Howard, in one huge auditorium, there would be a mass graduation in recovery. Thank you all for your camaraderie. Happy New Year to everyone. I’m proud to be in the Shifke camp!

    • Margaret says:

      Hi Val,
      I too keep getting an image of a mass graduation, kind of like the incident at one of the special Olympics where one of the athletes falls and all the kids in the race help him up and cross the finish line together!
      However the graduations happen is fine with me! We’re all pulling for each other and it really helps lighten the load!
      Happy New Year everyone looking forward to many graduations this year!!

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