As I look over at this beautiful decor sign “hope” while I get ready in the morning, it triggers the thoughts of thinking positive. I picked the “HOPE” sign up at Marshalls a few months ago and decided the best place to put it was in the bathroom. You may wonder why? Well, because that is the first place I visit in the morning. As I am looking in the mirror getting ready I can’t help but to see it. Life, or should I say situations in life, has a way of taking our ability to have hope away. It may not be all the time but sometimes things or events can happened and we lose hope. I don’t want to be in the state of mind thinking that there is no reason to have hope.
Because despite it all, having hope can help through everyday life struggles. Why? Remember the situation or event that you thought was going to be the worst and it seemed like you couldn’t see how you were going to make it through, look back on it and see how you made it through it. It may not have been how you want it to but you got through it.
I know the desired outcome that we want for certain situations do not manifest but that does not mean that outcome will be for situations to come. I don’t want a couple situations to let me give up hope because living in a hopeless state is unhealthy and it causes me to miss the time or appreciate the time when I did or will get the desired outcome.
Throughout life, we learn new ways to cope and deal with situations and events. It is like we have a maintenance kit composed of tools we have acquired along this journey of life to deal with different moments attached to us that we just have to remember that it is there and use it. Sometimes, we don’t give ourselves enough credit.
So that time that was difficult and seemed hopeless and you made it through, what coping skill or helping tool did you pick up from that and added to your maintenance kit?