I'm with a lovely gathering of women, and all of us are on a Blogathon — a blogging marathon. We were given prompts, and I'm choosing the one called 'Moments of Hope'.
Why? Because hope is easy.
Hope is hard to create — but once you do, it stays with you long enough to fuel your mind, light the fire in your belly and turn you into an inextinguishable volcano of change.
I remember reading that "hope is stronger than fear", and I gotta agree with this. The only thing stronger than this would be a fear of never having hope.
Hope is short lived. To conjure it requires effort — and it doesn't appear out of thin air no matter how many times you've wished for it. But can you hope and pray that you will be able to make that effort? Yes. But what do you do when you can't make the effort? You can hope and pray that someone is waiting to help you.
My life can neatly be divided into phases with hope and phases entirely devoid of hope. But even in those hopeless phases, I had angels — actual human beings, I mean — who acted as beacons, and helped me feel hopeful again.
I'm trying to allow myself to be hopeful as often as I can — even to the point of irritation, may be — because to be hopeless is to be unfair to myself and my potential.
- TED Talk ends -