Every Friday the 13th I can't help but think of the day I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (Friday, June 13, 2003).
Please know that the dark omen of this date in no way reflects my future. I have the power to alter my own future, even with disease.
The power of this rests solely in my attitude, which dictates how I respond to life. It is slippery and difficult to hold on to, but I... you... we have the power to give our best response to life.
What happens in this life doesn't matter that much, rather it's the way we respond to it that shapes our character, our destiny (see Epictetus). You have the power.