Keep Hope Alive
What is hope? “Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life. Hope implies a certain amount of perseverance — i.e., believing that a positive outcome is possible even when there is some evidence to the contrary.”
The challenge before us all is to keep hope alive in spite of… That means “hoping when things are hopeless."
We have to learn to keep hope alive when our enemies come against us. We have to learn to keep hope alive when friends are not friendly. When neighbors are not neighborly. We have to learn to keep hope alive when our Loved ones are not loving or lovable.
I have to learn to keep hope alive when my tears overtake me and laughter appears to be looking at me. Have to learn to keep hope alive when mess becomes my test and worry keeps me from my rest and achieving my best.
I have learned that People will be jealous of your joy, angry about your attitude, furious because your faith, concerned because of your creativity, provoked because of your praise and peeved because of your peace. KEEP HOPE ALIVE.
The absence of hope is despair and depression. Indeed, hopelessness leads to a sense of meaninglessness, which is married to purposelessness which can be fatal. We have to fight ourselves if we must, in order not to lose hope. For it is a lot harder to regain hope after it
is lost, then it is to keep hope alive.
One of the worst things that can happen to a young person when they are going through "issues" is to be surrounded with "haters", blockers that don’t want to see you succeed, surrounded by nay sayers and pessimistic people.
You see, the last thing you need to hear when things are upside down in your life is that you won’t make it. The last thing you want to do is to sit around with a group of petty, pessimistic people who are always preparing and eagerly panting to participate in a pathetic pity party.
When you are trying to keep your hope alive, you need to stay away from depressed folks. Stay away from people who don’t think that life is worth living. Stay away from people who are battling low self esteem and allergic to giving. Stay away from people who don’t think they deserve the best that life has to offer. Stay away from people that worship the creature more than the creator. Stay away from people that don’t like to study, don’t like to maintain a commitment to excellence in all areas of their lives…At home, at school…..
You have to be careful who you hang out with. Don’t hang out with someone with no vision and no sense of purpose. Don’t hang around someone who always sees the glass half empty. If you are a dreamer, don’t hang around people that don’t dream.