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A Glimmer Of Hope

February 9, 2011

I think that there is hard wired deep within our nature the need for hope and optimism, even in the most pessimistic person. Every one of us at some level for some thing or reason really does want that glass to be half full. We find relief and hope when we catch a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel.

I have said on a few occasions to be wary of the light that appears to be a glimpse of the end of a long tunnel because it may just be the light on the front of an oncoming train.

As I look back on today and reread some friends’ Facebook statuses, I know that there is a glimmer of hope. It may not yet be the daylight outside the tunnel, and it might be an oncoming speeding freight train, but hope exists and gives reason to keep pushing forward.

Our friends and fellow “warriors” from the preceding med school class (2013) have received their rotation schedules. Whether or not they are perfectly pleased with that schedule, they have is 120 days or so until they begin their clinical education and careers.

This means that I (we) have 360 days until this moment of joy and 480 days until we begin that new step as well. I chose to believe that it is the light from the end of the tunnel reflecting off of those who are going before us.

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