Can we face each new situation with courage and optimism? Is that possible when we have hit so many brick walls, been denied access to avenues that we thought were possible options because a doctor, insurance company or other disconnected soul has the power and authority to make that decision? Can we be optimistic when the history of our recent past screams of failure, dissapointment and discouragement.? How do we face these situations with courage when the system we are forced to endure is built on the premise that if they can wear us down they will win. Where is the voice for those who have little or no control for the symtoms, weaknesses and pain that wreck havoc on our frail and mortal bodies? If we talk to much we are a complainer. If we fail to talk then we starve them of the information they need to help us. Do we walk into each appointment or procedure with courage and optimism, knowing this will be the time it all works? For most of us we are worn down by the pain, the never ending symptoms, the discouragement of the limited or non existent victories. How can we be optimistic when we can't even imagine what it would be like to have the glass half full or even close? If the glass is half full do we change and say its half empty or just scrap it and get a new glass? I wrote on here the other days that when life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade, keep looking for a box of oranges. Maybe optimism for some of us is opening our eyes and saying everything in me says close them and don't even think about getting up but we get up anyway. Maybe courage is going one more time to that doctor that has failed to find the magic cure the last 30 times we went to them. One thing is not optional, we will unfortunately have pain and conflict. May they somehow give us the strength to walk through life facing the seemingless continual situations.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood