It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Chapter 7, Page 29, Book 17

What's Hope?

Hope is knowing that a positive outcome awaits.
Hope is not only expecting a dream to come true, but having a deep assurance that it's within your reach.
Hope is saying you can.
Hope is knowing that you can improve and that you always get better with practice.
Hope is knowing that you can achieve your goals through hard work and persistence.
Hope is looking to the future with joy and having an expectation of better things to come.
Hope is the knowledge that life is everlasting, and that miracles happen every day.
 Hope is something that never abandons you. Even when your life is filled with sadness and disappointment, a spark remains inside to help you get through the rough times.
Hope is one of God's greatest gifts to you, because it's the magic that inspires you to keep trying, learning, loving, and living.

Author Unknown 

never lose hope

Just because life can be disappointing, doesn’t mean you have to be. Choose strength, endurance, kindness, love.

Ralph Marston

Disappointment is not an easy thing to face, but standing strong in the face of disappointment and picking yourself up afterwards is crucial to living a good life.

Without hope and expectation, you couldn’t have disappointment. If you set your expectations lower, you’ll have less disappointment, and the disappointment you do experience won’t feel as crushing. If you don’t have hope, your hope can’t be crushed.

But then again, living without hope isn’t a life really worth living. I could not really be happy if I expected everything in life to crumble to ashes.

Let's face it, none of us are ever going to get to the place in life where we have no more disappointments. We can't expect to be sheltered from every little thing. Disappointment is a fact of life and one that must be dealt with. If not, discouragement and devastation are never far away.

You can either let it press you down until you become discouraged, even devastated, or you can use it as a stepping stone to better things by learning to adapt and adjust.  They say that even the most loving heart gets tired of being hurt, but no matter how many wounds we endure we should never lose our ability to love the people that truly deserve it.

We should never let ourselves fall into those extremes, where our values are broken down completely. Because when we lose our values, we lose it all. And if you lose your ability to do the right thing, thinking that it’s not worth it, you’ll stop being yourself.

Accept that disappointments are a part of life and that we should learn from them. Don’t let them turn you into something you’re not.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


betty said...

So true we will have disappointment in our lives; but we can't stay there for too long of a season. We need to get up, dust ourselves off and learn to hope again.


jack69 said...

Yep, disappointment is a fact of life for sure, but HOPE? Not always a fact of life, but should be. You are right without hope, life would be miserable. I HOPE........

Rick Watson said...

I think I would be lost without hope.

Mevely317 said...

"Hope is not only expecting a dream to come true, but having a deep assurance that it's within your reach." ... I don't know about expectations, but the assurance? Most certainly!

Like Rick just said, I'd be lost without hope.


hope is what gets us through the hard times. "Hope is saying you can."