One of the brightest & best qualities we all can have to lead a more joyful/positive life is hope. Hope has been ingrained into our culture, at least in the U.S. since the very start of our country. We've talked before about trying to look at everything in your life from a different point of view. This change in perspective is very important. But we all need hope to help us find the positive in everday.
So what is hope and where does it come from? According to dictionary.com Hope is: "the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best." No matter what you're going through in your life or what you've been through in the past. You need to keep hope. Things will get better, everything has it's time & even the strongest storm comes to an end eventually.
So, how do we keep hope alive inside of us when things aren't going well? As with so many things in our life, it starts with ourselves. We need to take time everyday to think about hope. Our true nature knows nothing but to be positive & joyful. This true self (our soul) doesn't know what lack is or doesn't believe in anything negative. So, if we can reconnect with this divine piece of ourselves we will always know that things will get better. We will always have the feeling of hope because we know at our deepest level that God/universe will bring us to a better place.
The one drawback to hope is that it can lead us to living for tomorrow instead of living for today. This is a razor thin difference because if we "hope for a better tomorrow" we may always be looking to tomorrow instead of finding the joy in each moment of today. So, I believe we should always hope for a better today/now & if you're in the middle of something that doesn't seem like it's ever going to end. The first step to change your life is to live in the current moment knowing that by believing/hoping that things will change that they will change. Always keep hope in your heart!
Quote of the day: "Keep hope in your heart & always believe things will get better!"