Full of hope

As a child, it didn’t matter what I was dealing with, I always lived with hope. For me hope was positive, it was a faith, an innate belief that I would get through whatever I was dealing with, no matter what.

But hope is something we may need to hold on to, if we’re going to feel comfortable and for things to continue to work. It needs to be a fundamental part of our lives. Hope is something that is in abundance and can give us access to all areas of our lives. It may also give us a reason to get up in the morning, it gives us a purpose, and can help us to reach our full potential.

Hope is a choice. We can choose to have hope, or we can choose to ignore hope. If we choose to have hope, we believe that life will come good. That whatever the outcome, hope will still be there.

One way to increase hope is to be more mindful about what we deal with. Hope can spill into all areas of our lives. Having hope helps us focus, it gives us a quiet confidence that our lives will work out.

Hope helps us bounce back from setbacks and challenges more quickly. Hope allows us to believe in ourselves and in our abilities, where we would otherwise have given up.

It channels positivity and helps us not to revert to all things negative. It’s that little voice inside our heads, telling us it’s not time and we should try one more time.

6 Jun, 2012

8 thoughts on “Full of hope

  1. I liked this blog.

    For me, hope can come from external and internal sources. A song, a friend, a lover, they can all give you hope but their effect is limited if you do not have hope within yourself.

    External hope is like a band with no singer. The band could be very good but its success will be limited. By adding a singer to the band or in more literal terms internal hope, then the band is more rounded and cohesive which will ‘hopefully’ lead to more success!

    1. Thanks for posting Stuart. I agree with you that hope can come in from other sources such as music, a friend or a lover, but primarily I still believe that it has to come from within us first.

      When we don’t have hope, we will fail to see other opportunities from those who are trying to spread hope.

  2. I believe I’ve always had hope and positivity. That’s what has kept me going for years, when people ask how I keep going.

    There is always tomorrow, is a way I see things and I wouldn’t have gotten this far without hope.

    1. It must be very difficult for anyone to work through life without hope or positivity. I’m pleased you have both.

  3. Hope is something I’ve always had a very hard time with, considering I grew up in a world without a lot of it. I’ve always felt like there was a reason to have more hope, but was never able to keep it for long.

    I’m hoping that the future will be much brighter so that I can enjoy it a lot more.

    1. I can’t help but think the beliefs you spoke about in one of your responses is why you always felt there was a reason to have more hope, even though you grew up without a lot of it.

      You held on to something that gave you hope when you didn’t have hope. I can resonate. My beliefs are what gives me hope. I believe your beliefs will too Randy.

  4. I can’t recall any time that I’ve lived with hope. I’ve just lived and got on with what I’ve needed to get on with.

    I can understand the need to be positive generally but when I look back I think my fear of disappointment has been more prominent in my life recently.

    1. I understand your frustrations. Hope is sometimes there, sometimes it’s not depending on the challenges we face. The more challenges we face the less hope we have that we’ll succeed.

      Hope helps with my resolve and helps me find ways to move forward; but like you it’s not always there all of the time.

      I have to push myself sometimes depending on what I’m dealing with. The last two years have been enormously difficult in that respect. Feel better soon.

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