If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. – St. Clement of Alexandra
Rachael always liked the story of Pandora’s Box. She asked me and Liz to read that story to her repeatedly. She wouldn’t listen to any other stories for a long time. It was a phase in her childhood. When I came across this quote, the memory of those days came back to me. I don’t know why. Hope is something that stays with you even when you have decided to never rely on hope. I’m sure even the most hard-nosed cynics has hope. It is practically impossible to wrench this feeling out of yourself. So why not use this omnipresent feeling to your advantage instead of neglecting it as a weakness?
I say this because, frankly, many of us are in the worst possible situation. Many of you guys have problems related to work and the subsequent stress on your relationships. It might be that you have been made redundant by the company you served with a lot of dedication and sincerity. It’s very likely and normal that you would lose hope and throw up your hands in despair. But that would only make it worse, don’t you think so?
There’s a lot of difference in losing and being a loser. You may lose, but never let that be a part of your system. Dust yourself off the ground and begin afresh. It’s easier said than done, I know, but I’m afraid that is the only way forward. If you have the hope kindled in your heart, you will see that little flame light up things around you. It’s your duty to nurture it because in these dark times, we all need light.
I’m a very optimistic person and ‘hoping against hope‘ continues to be one of my favorite phrases! I try not to take a cynical point of view because that disturbs me. I’d rather try and fail than not try at all. What is your outlook to life? If you want to tell us an inspiring story, we’ll listen to you. Go ahead!