|Hope is one of those
things that shows up in the oddest places; at the oddest times.
It can be found where you would imagine only despair to reign…
and it can be missing from places where you think it would be
Without it, lives
are lost; dreams are destroyed. Fortunately, HOPE can be built,
if you’re willing to work on the little pieces that
make it whole.
H = Happiness
Hope is full of joy; but hope doesn’t have to come before
joy. If you seek out that which makes you happy, the more
you find, the more hopeful you will become.
Simply put: Do what you love.
O = Optimism
Hope is also a very optimistic emotion. Its key component
is believing that things are going to turn out for the better.
One way to help insure an optimistic outcome is to make sure
that the things you love doing aren’t hurting you or
others in some way (we all love doing things that are bad
for us, so we mustn’t get too confused here).
Simply put: Do good things.
P = Passion
This goes hand in hand with doing what you love. This is loving
what you do. By putting your “all” into something
that you do, you will find happiness in your passion, passion
in your happiness and hope in your all.
Simply: Love what you do.
E = Endurance
Everything takes time, usually more than we want to give (“I
want it now” is not enough time)… so we have to
keep at it. We have to keep striving for what we ultimately
want to achieve, no matter what the adversity.
Simply put: Keep doing it.
Finally, hope for hope. You actually have to want to be hopeful;
cause once hope comes, it you don’t want it, you won’t
keep it. When you feel hope, embrace it.
Hope is Love… so love it back.