Hope cracks the cynic mind wide open. Hope doesn’t allow the bad stuff to doom the good.
But then, I’m a believer in everything hope has to offer.
Hope says tomorrow can offer better futures. Hope leaves room for the possibility that there will be some.
Hope comes with renewable options – plural.
If we have anything to say about it, better times are on their way.
Sensing “real hope,” idealistic as it may seem is the best perspective. You don’t kid yourself.
You aren’t wearing blinders, or ear plugs.
You’re controlling those things in your life that you can control. And not stressing about those things you can’t.
You know what’s going on in your life. You know what’s going on in the world.
You’re pairing what you know with what you hope will happen.
That way your hopeful outlook is shared within the context of a more accurate reality.
Instead of wasting your time dwelling on gloomy negatives, or fantasizing about sugar-coated positives, you go into fact-based action mode.
You prepare more efficiently today for what you hope will be your better future tomorrow.
Is your life and/or the world as you’re experiencing it rife with adversity right now?
Heck yeah… It’s not the path you thought you’d find your self on.
It’s light years away from the world you would ever want to live in. But it is the path things appear to be (are) on of late.
Hope helps you walk through the rubble, and over the humps and bumps.
Some people are ugh-feared of hope. They don’t want anything to do with it because hoping for anything better will surely disappoint them.
So, they protect themselves from their feelings of vulnerability by casting any sense of hopefulness aside.
Maybe, now would be a good time for you to notice what triggers in your life, or farther afield in this crazy world of ours, make you feel blah about hope.
Faith with a few ample sprinkles of confidence can also help. There is a point and a purpose to hope you know.
And faith in the positives of life entwined with what’s happening in the world – you can realistically control – can lift you right out of your funk.
Come up with some solutions for your despair that will provide the fertile ground to cultivate hope.
Martin Luther said: “If you think the world is coming to an end, plant a tree.”
So…how can we better deal?
1. Try not to be afraid of the knowledge we have. Don’t back away from it.
2. Accept that there are no guarantees anything is going to change in the world or your life today.
Keep in mind that tomorrow may be a different story.
3. Find tangible pursuits that empower & motivate our tomorrows.
Don’t wait. Look for them as soon as possible!
In Defense of Hope…
If we start to believe in having none, NONE is exactly what we’ll get!
Find the key to your hopeful future, and put a mental lock on it. Put into play key action(s) that open one, two or all of those doors for you.
Let’s get crackin’!