I am not a jealous person in general. I don’t yearn for material things to the point of jealousy. But I must admit to a weak moment or two, when I see people walking or running with such ease, not even aware of what a gift that is. Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease six years ago, there are days when it’s harder to move than others, and only with medication and lots of exercise is it possible to walk at all. Running and playing tennis, even driving, are activities I have had to let go. And as this disease is progressive, if a cure is not found, I may lose my ability to walk completely . For the most part, I try to live in the moment and not worry about things beyond my control. I just enjoy each beautiful day as it unfolds, and I try not to let jealousy creep in. Rather, I want to shout out to others to celebrate their good health, and enjoy simple things like walking and moving. I am thankful for so many other gifts I have and there are people who suffer with illnesses far worse than PD. Jealousy is merely wasting precious time, I remind myself. I don’t have time for it.