TAKE THE CHALLENGE: OVERCOME COPD.There are some great commercials on TV now to encourage people to stop smoking. The commercials are good. But my purpose for telling my story of HOW I OVERCAME COPD is to inspire YOU TO OVERCOME COPD, to find your trigger to overcome COPD, to CHALLENGE YOU TO OVERCOME COPD.
People in these commercials say things like “I have end stage COPD” and “I can only go as far as the end of this hose goes”. I want to find these people and share the good news: YOU CAN OVERCOME COPD.
I found myself at the end of that airline and decided to problem solve. I put a topper on the back of my truck so I could fill an oxygen tank up so I could travel. I found a portable tank so I could leave the house. I made a backpack so I could work in my yard hands free. Sitting in the house focused on what I did to deserve this disease did not change the outcome. I changed my focus from grieving the poor decision to smoke to what I could do to change my life for the better. I committed to walk five days a week. I committed to change my thinking. “I feel healthy, happy and terrific.” I live in gratitude for each day. These are some of the things I have done to OVERCOME COPD.
I challenge you to forgive yourself and move from grief to a plan to take back your health and OVERCOME COPD. I challenge you to take back your life one step at a time. I challenge you to decide to say “I FEEL, HEALTHY, HAPPY AND TERRIFIC” and “I CAN OVERCOME COPD”.