Stop it……….

I guess we can all change the way we think about any situation. Sometimes this can be very difficult when the challenge is significant. I like this sketch by the incredible American comedian, Bob Newhart, about this very subject.

As I deal with the health condition I have, I spend a lot of time thinking the right way and stopping the unhelpful thoughts. Fear gets people nowhere.

I also come across amazing people, who show incredible kindness and generosity. My faith in the human spirit is restored every day. How do we create a world where we see more of this spirit, and less selfishness?

I think of the people who are helping me, the midwives who stayed up all night with my wife, the engineers who fix electricity cables on a winter’s night. Let’s ditch the celebrity culture, and value the people who make a difference every day.

Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

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