How is it that so many people with MS can have such big smiles on their faces while so many people without MS have so much to complain about?  As we live with MS, it’s so tough that we’re way beyond the trivial things so many others complain about.  Is that a good thing or a bad thing?  Well for me, MS makes make me appreciate the simpler things in life and find beauty and joy in them.  So many things that others take for granted are so gratifying for us living with MS.  I look at that as a good thing.

With Dr Becky Thomas and all the students here on Wednesdays, I see so many of you trying new things again.  Things you might not have thought to be possible anymore.  Is it humbling?  Sure it is.  Living with MS is very humbling in the first place.  Is it easy?  Of course not.  Is it worth it?  Certainly, it brings smiles to many faces amongst so many other benefits.

It was fun to see Dr Becky and the students help Adam get on the tread mill and get him walking.  Check out those smiles!

Speaking of trying new things, you need to ask Shelly what she recently did.  Sky diving has always been on her bucket list and she wanted to do it two years ago with her son for his 18th birthday.  She finally did it!  Here’s a video of her experience.

Shelly is getting a group of people with MS together who want to go sky diving.  That’s not for me but I hear we have some people interested…oh my!  What are you starting Shelly?  If you want more information, ask Shelly about her experience and when the group will be doing it together.  What’s next?

We’ll be getting together again from 9:00am – noon on Wednesday and Friday morning at the gym.  Dr Becky Thomas and her physical therapy assistance students from Bryant Stratton College will be here again on Wednesday.  I hope you’ll join us!

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We realize the virus is not gone yet.  In fact, the numbers are very concerning again.  Many of us have either had COVID or have been vaccinated or both.  With the numbers going up, we have more people wearing masks again.  Thank you for doing that!

At this time, we’re leaving wearing a mask up to you to make good decisions.  If you have concerns, please wear a mask.  Either way, please be respectful.  Thank you for being so understanding, cooperative and respectful through this entire pandemic.  I wish we didn’t have to worry about it but it’s reality at this time.

One of the most important things you can do is to stay home if you have any symptoms or know you’ve been exposed to someone with the virus.  Please don’t come until your symptoms go away.  Let’s also give each other some space when talking to one another and continue wiping the machines down before and after you use them with disinfectant.  Let’s stay safe!

It looks like we’ll have nice weather for our Friday morning bike ride again this week which gets us into October.  We’re starting to see some interesting creatures as we get closer to Halloween.

Susie was brave and wanted to make friends with it.

It might be a little cool when we start so dress accordingly.  Each week we get to ride together this late in the year is a bonus.  We’ll continue riding as long as the weather is 45 degrees or higher @ 7:00am and it’s not raining.  I hope you’ll join us!

We’ll be meeting Friday morning at 7:00am at Nettesheim Park in Pewaukee.  It’s on the SE corner of Hwy SS and Oak Street.  The GPS address is: N26W27495 Prospect Ave, Pewaukee, WI 53072.  Come a little early so you can get your bike out of your car and be ready to ride as close to 7:00 as possible.  We’ll ride until about 8:45.

If you need me to bring a trike or a tandem for you, please let me know and I will bring them.

If you’d like to ride but don’t know how you’d do it, please let me know.  We’ll do our best to figure out a way to get you riding.  We get pretty creative😊.

Ricky Heldt will be here on Wednesday and Friday again this week doing Tai Massage.  Many of you have reported making great progress with chronic pain relief, range of motion, walking better and a new sense of hope when Ricky does his magic to you.  Please keep in mind that consistency is key.  We need consistency to realize the benefits long term.  That’s why we’re having Ricky here both Wednesday and Friday mornings.  We want you to have long term relief.  Ricky will have a sign up sheet based on first come first served.  You can pick the time slot that works for you.  I highly encourage you to take advantage of Ricky’s Tai Massages each day and sign up for your time slot as soon as you get there.

Last week, our prayer group was once again…powerful!  I just love the way we share, pray together and witness prayers being answered weekly.  Thanks goes to God and to everyone that joins us.

Our prayer group will be in person at the gym as well as on zoom this week at 11:00am on Wednesday.  We’ll get together and share, talk, listen, give thanks and pray however God leads us.

MS – Just Keep Moving Prayer Group
Wednesdays @ 11:00am
Join Zoom Meeting with this link

Meeting ID: 826 8955 7013
Passcode: keepmoving

We had a fun call with Adam again this afternoon on his inspirational zoom call.  We’ll be doing it again next Tuesday.  Please join us if you can…thank you!

Inspirational Humor with Adam Wollert
Tuesdays @ 1:30PM
Here’s the link to join us…I hope you do!
Join Zoom Meeting with this link

Meeting ID: 943 138 9152
Passcode: 3qP2hu
Phone:   1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 943 138 9152

I encourage you to share a smile with someone.  Perhaps you could call someone that you haven’t talked with for a while just to say hi and see how they’re doing.  We all could use a little extra love and encouragement during these times.

MS is tough.  Let’s stay calm, focused, healthy, flexible, have faith and learn as much as we can about the challenges of each day as we make good choices.  Better days are ahead.

In God We Trust!