“Less Hope Full” written by Laura Burdo.
“If you think it’s hopeless, it isn’t.”
Is It Real?
So, is it a situation, a relationship, is it a job, or is it you that’s hopeless?
I get it. It’s a thought and a feeling that’s pretty familiar.
But, you know what? It’s just that. A thought. Oh, it feels real, but it isn’t.
Opinion isn’t always truth.
(And neither are emotions the best barometer.)
Here’s the definition of hopeless. Lacking hope, despairing, not expecting anything positive – giving no grounds for hope, promising nothing desirable, desperate.
Now, that’s heavy.
But, you know what?
Those negative devils are liars! Worse than that, despair seeks to steal your joy and comes only to destroy.
Hope deferred afflicts the soul and makes the heart sick. But, when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
It has been said that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
What if someone gave you grounds for hope? Or better yet, what if you gave yourself permission to hope again?
A glass half full… or a glass half empty. A gas tank once full, now low… or… on empty.
It’s like that.
Samuel Smiles lived in the 1800s. He was a Scottish author who is known as a government and social reformer.
He practically rose to celebrity status overnight when he released his masterpiece of a book titled, Self Help.
He concluded that more progress could come from new attitudes then from more laws.
Here’s one of his more powerful quotes, in my opinion. “Hope is like the sun, which as you journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burdens behind us.”
I’m gonna close with a gracious reminder from the Dalai Lama … “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Well, there we go … all our bases are covered!
May our hopes soar higher and may we be without doubt…
MORE HOPE FULL!
The Pilates Preacher
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