"Having arthritis has been challenging, but I don’t complain. I do about anything I want to do when the weather’s good: I shop on my own, go to church on my own, and spend time with friends. When the weather’s bad, my grandchildren take over and help me out. I was in my 50s when the arthritis started. It was painful, but I took it in stride. There’s no cure for it anyway. I keep a good attitude by being around people and loving them. They inspire me in my illness not to give up. I’ve seen other people go through tough times. They didn’t give up, and I’m not giving up either. God has been very good to me. I pray a lot, and I’m good, come what may."