Last updated: November 2019
Hope springs eternal, this is said when you continue to hope that something will happen, although it seems unlikely. I think that this distinctly describes my life and what I try to call my outlook on life. I do not get it right all of the time, but I do try my best. I try and see the best in people and situations, some people will call this a downfall, I guess that would depend on the type of person that you are. I chose to see this as a strength rather than a weakness. I think it is a bit of seeing the glass half full. I try and do this even on the days when I struggle to see the glass at all. It helps me focus in a way. When my skin is in a very bad way, I remain hopeful that there are better days to come. On the days when I struggle to see the glass, I generally just have a nap and wait for the feeling to pass.
Hope for treatment
I think my greatest hope, the one I hold out for (other than world peace obviously) is finding an across the board treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This is something that I chose not to give up on. If it will happen, and when that would possibly be is beyond my brain completely. But every night when I give thanks, I add in a bit of “could we work on finding the answer to this please” I like to think that all the big companies working and researching will one day say: We have it, we have found something across that will help patients across the board to heal from autoimmune disorders. Help reset our systems to function better and heal.
Hope for acceptance
Through advocacy and knowledge, I hope to see a world of people being more accepting of those of us who look different in general. This morning when I was out to breakfast with my mom and my daughter and I was once again so surprised at how blatantly rude people can be. Fortunately for me, I am long over being bothered by what people think or say, and now I stare back and smile. This generally makes them very uncomfortable and I do hope it makes them think twice. I would love to see a world where it normal for everyone to mingle and just be together without a deep concern for being judged for how they look due to something that is totally out of their control. I hope see a world we can rock out with our skin out, knowing that we will be accepted in our communities without judgment.
Hope is making plans for tomorrow, by remembering to find the joy in every day I find ways to focus on the smaller things and to see hope and trust in it. Oh and the world peace thing, I was serious. Would that not just be wonderful?! I chose to remain PSO HOPEFUL in a world that often makes me want to believe otherwise. Try not to lose sight of the fact that the sun will come up and that this too shall pass.
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