Hopeby Sylvia Pedley on 01/02/18
A pretty girls name, a wishing of sorts for a certain outcome or a word that signifies along with a pink ribbon a positive outlook for a healthy future.
I in my early years bought pink ribbon jewelry and supported the cause it stood for. For me though when it happened to me I could not hide the symbols fast enough. I wanted nothing to remind me of what I had gone through, what I had to live with daily.
I didn’t want anything to do with the walks, runs or campaigns to find a “Cure”. Would they ever find a cure in my lifetime….so far not. Are the researchers seriously looking for a cure or are they as some naysayer’s report just looking for new drugs to make more money for the drug companies. Seriously if a cure was found they would all be out of a job and the drug companies would lose all the money they make now on the cocktails of drugs needed to manage the disease.
I shied away from wearing the pink shirts, the ribbons of hope and I let myself try and forget. But you can’t forget. Something always comes up to push it into your face again.
Today in the mail I got a jacket. It has the hope message on it. I will wear it because over the past year that was all I had to draw on was the Hope that things would be better.
I will hope this new year will be a better one because there are no guarantees and hope is all we really have.
So, I hope all of you achieve whatever it is you try to attain, and I hope you all find happiness amid all the disappointments.