You have to celebrate the gifts because life is so hard and I think once you realize life's gonna be hard, the good stuff really comes forward
I hope before too long to be sharing news of my good health and recovery, ... Now, more than ever, I feel Chris with me as I face this challenge. As always, I look to him as the ultimate example of defying the odds with strength, courage, and hope in the face of life's adversities.
We have become accustomed to living our life with joy amidst pain and challenges
And then he said, 'I think I can make that happen on my own,' and he did. He literally commanded his finger to move, and it did.
I'm here today to honor my husband and proudly introduce my friend -- the next president of the United States, John Kerry.
I've been grieving privately the past week and a half. My inclination would be, frankly, to remain private for a good long while. But I came here today in support of John Kerry because this is so important.
We were having a conversation at our home, and every time he said something where one might gesture, use a hand gesture, his finger was popping up, and we both started to notice it
Your emotional state has a tremendous amount to do with sickness, health and well-being. For years, my husband and I lived on -- and because of -- hope. Hope continues to give me the mental strength to carry on.
I look to him as the ultimate example of defying the odds.
My job here today, our job, is to tell you the one thing you can count on. The one thing I can guarantee you can expect in life is that you will experience the thoroughly unexpected.
It's amazing how clean your room can get when you have an assignment due. I considered the possibility of just telling a bunch of jokes and leaving the inspiring to my husband, because he's very good at that. But, I'm not going to do that.
Be brave. Be open-minded. Be kind. Be forgiving. Be generous. Be optimistic. Be grateful for the many unexpected lessons you will learn. Find the joy inside the hardship. It's there. I assure you. And, too, be open to inspiration from unlikely sources.