Thursday, January 22, 2009

The glass is half full

I found the coolest article today:

How I embrace optimism...and how you can, too
by Jenni Prokopy, the Editrix

Optimism is not the easiest quality to come by. For us ChronicBabes [babes who just happen to have a chronic illness], it can be hard to embrace fully. But there's a positive energy in the air right now, and I think the time is ripe to capitalize on it and remind ourselves that we can accomplish SO MUCH with just the right attitude.

In two days, the U.S. will have a new president, and with him will come a wave of change. Even if you didn't vote for Barack Obama, I hope you're excited for the new opportunities he represents for ALL of us. The commitment he has made to improving our nation's health care system is strong, and all of us here at ChronicBabes are excited about the possibility that one day soon, everyone will get the care they deserve.

Our new leader represents optimism in action, a concept I've been thinking about a lot lately. For those of us who live with chronic illness, optimism is a precious commodity—something we cultivate and cherish. Obama is a perfect example of what it means to not only be optimistic, but to take that positive energy and drive it forward to create a positive result...and to inspire others to do the same.


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