In a world where hatred, violence, and greed are in abundance, it is hard to find room for hope. However, I believe as Anne Frank did, "It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."
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I also try to focus on the positive aspects of life, no matter how diminutive they may seem. This is not easy, because negative issues in life can sometimes be overwhelming. However, in the words of Anglican Bishop Desmund Tutu, "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."
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To avoid negative situations, I thrive on being proactive, to avoid as much as possible finding myself in a bind. As Albert Einstein said, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
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Finally, I constantly remind myself that loosing hope can lead to stress, health issues, and even failure in relationships. That is why I choose to live by the words of the Apostle Paul, in the letter to Romans 12:12, "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Yes, there is a relationship between our spiritual, physical and emotional states.
May we all remember the words of Emily Dickinson, who said, "Hope it the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment, as well as for following my blog. Blessings!