Whatever your situation, feel hopeful today
HOPE - what is it?
Wikipedia defines hope as:
"Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes..."
I love having an optimistic mindset and I continually grateful that I have been blessed with this attribute. It has most certainly shaped my thinking about everything, which has in turn shaped my life for the better.
That is not to say that I have lived a charmed or untainted life - far from it. I have had personal, family and financial disasters like pretty much every other human being on the planet. BUT, I have tried most of the time, to see the opportunity in adversity and the silver lining in the darkening clouds and I believe this has helped me through some very dark times, because I never let the little light of hope completely extinguish in my mind.
Even when things got very tough, I have always strived to think that things will all work out one day even if I couldn't see a way out for myself during these times, I liked to trust that someone else, or something else, would. And do you know what? That tiny seed of hope was like a grain of sand, tipping the scales in my direction. And one grain of sand, can lead to more and more until the weight of optimistic thought begins to translate into the momentum of inspired action, leading to a more productive and positive outcome. Of this, I am certain.
I do not say it is always easy - sometimes we all have to dig deep to find that part of our souls that is rooted in the positive, the one that only ever sees the positive, no matter what. But I can assure you that it does exist within you, always. And if you can find it, even for a moment, by appreciating a sunset, saying 'thank you' for your existence, your family, your journey, or each breath, you will have added one grain of sand to the positive side of your scales.
We are living in unprecedented times that is true; but as a human race, has adversity not been our salvation and deliverance? We are resilient, creative, amazingly powerful beings and everything we have ever done, and I do mean everything we have ever done, was conceived in our minds first. So let's make our thoughts things that carry with them our humanity, our love and our enduring power for good.
So today, no matter what situation you find yourself in, I urge you to believe in the power of hope and in whatever large or small way you can, remind yourself that you are great. If things are tough, they will get better. Dare yourself to dream a little and allow yourself to hope. Look for the rainbows and you will see them. And you will set in motion a process that is universal, unconditional and has power beyond your wildest dreams.
Happy Friday to one and all.