Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Hope sounds so beautiful. So epic. Such a perfect end to a hero’s story. But what we don’t always talk about is that hope can be hard. Hope can feel like a naiveté in the face of harrowing truths. Is there a point to hope then? Is there use for hope when things look so bleak, when we are so tired and when it feels so hope-less? We wanted to dig into that question. Our intent of the day is to hope.
You too? Here are 3 resources to help:
- This pile of facts about how hope affects your brain and body.
Hope isn’t just the theme of every Lifetime film. It can impact your athletic performance, be a predictor of IQ, and determine your success in all areas of life. Think your negative attitude is under wraps? It can be secretly sabotaging your likelihood of accomplishing pretty much anything. The Will and the Ways of Hope covers all the reasons to get hopeful.
- This reminder that hope is a choice you can make.
Some days it’s easier than others to choose hope. Some days it’s the hardest weight to carry or the longest road to run. But you always have the choice. The choice to remain an active, connected participant in your own life. It takes less effort to sink than to fly, but the view isn’t anywhere near as good.
- This reminder that hope is discovering who you are at the bottom and rising to the top.
“One of the most difficult things to be able to manage in your life is what to do when you fall…” To fall doesn’t mean you have to fail. To struggle doesn’t mean you’re out of the game. When you’re at the bottom, what will you choose?