Friday, January 8, 2010

Never Lose Hope

Hope is such a marvelous thing. It bends, it twists, it sometimes hides, but rarely does it break. It sustains us when nothing else can.It gives us reason to continue and courage to move ahead, when we tell ourselves we’d rather give in.

If the suffering of others still fills you with pain and frustration, then you still have hope.If you refuse to let a friendship die, or accept that it must end, then you still have hope.
If you look forward to a time or place of quiet and reflection, then you still have hope.
If you still buy the gifts, put up the Christmas tree or Parol last month or say Happy New Year, then you still have hope.

Hope puts a smile on our face when the heart cannot manage. Hope puts our feet on the path when our eyes cannot see it. Hope moves us to act when our souls are confused of the direction.

If you meet new people with a trace of excitement and optimism, then you still have hope.
If you give people the benefit of a doubt, then you still have hope.
If you still offer your hand in friendship to others that have touched your life, then you still have hope.
If receiving an unexpected card or letter still brings a pleasant surprise, then you still have hope.

Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished and nurtured, and something that will refresh us in return. And it can be found in each of us, and it can bring light into the darkest of places.

Life is Beautiful, never lose hope.


  1. Wonderful thoughts, as always. Life is like an array of hope...some will choose to live with it and some will deny the presence of it.

    Thanks for sharing. A blessed weekend to you and to your family.

  2. Life is beautiful but short. Enjoy every second of it. Hope in the other hand is more in the spiritual side. I'd rather plan my future than surrender it to chance.

  3. I agree! Whatever problems and challenges that life may bring to our lives, let us all be positive that we can always make it even though it's really hard. Let us all light up our hope that we can still continue with this life's journey.

  4. Wow! ...beautiful and brilliant words! Thanks, The Pope.



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