My family always looks for the good in every situation. We try to find the humor and the positive in times that can be hard. It’s our way of looking on the bright side in all situations.
In 2009, when my husband, Arman, was diagnosed at age 38 with early-onset Parkinson’s disease, our world was turned upside down. To make matters worse, he was forced to end his career as an invasive, critical care cardiologist. It certainly felt difficult to find any humor or bright side to that situation at the time.
But we soon realized that finding the silver lining around the dark storm clouds that had formed in our life was the best way to get through this diagnosis and find our new normal with Parkinson’s. We decided to embrace the tough times with laughter, smiles, and positivity. It felt much better than complaining and focusing on the negative aspects of this disease.