“…out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
What is life? Why do we live? Why is life given to us? These questions may seem nonsense to some, but others may find the answers and implement them, no matter how their lives flow. People often treat life as something that they can take control over, and something they will always possess. Sometimes people—inundated with daily problems and worn down from the daily hustle—forget how priceless life is. In fact, many take it for granted. Other times, if their life doesn’t go the way they want it to, they tend to blame everything on everyone around them. Albeit, in their daily routine and rush for wealth and high social status, they are totally cut off from the real world, the world of unlimited and sincere feelings, human virtues, friends and family, charity and love. And then it will be too late to love or forgive someone…
Hope is what guides us through life, and sometimes it happens that the loss of it turns out to be a very hard burden to carry. In the course of such life-turns people tend to seek for the ease in addictive substances as they find such to be the easiest way of forgetting the pain and creating an illusionary world of comfort for themselves. However, not understanding or willing to see the harm of substance abuse does not free anyone of the following: disillusion, hangover, problems with inner organs, homelessness, rejection from family, or the like. Therefore, it’s vital to stay strong and fight your way out back to hope through all the good ways.
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
― Desmond Tutu
The search for hope has to be an inevitable part of your daily life. Hope can be found in the smallest of things: waking up early in the morning and watching the sun rise; a fresh start. Learn to notice and appreciate every tiny bit of hope around yourself, and you can build up a foundation of new hope in your life. The rainbow always comes out after the heavy rain, but not everybody looks hard enough to notice it.
Hope is sealed in your feelings towards others. It’s a very true statement that we sometimes hurt the people that we love the most. When going through tough times, do not push people away, but rather confide in your loved ones, ask them for guidance and support because love works wonders.
“We only have what we give.”
― Isabel Allende
It is believed that by giving hope to others one can actually restore their own hope and strive for life and happiness. Every small change starts with an effort to set an example for others to follow, and then the world becomes a better place to live.
Parents are the ones who gave you life and eternal love, and it’s your duty to make them proud. What you can do for them is make sure they feel that you love them back. By spending time with them, making sure they have safe retirement, you give them hope.
Hundreds of thousands of children in the USA are in foster care—with an average number of 500 being added to the system every day—with only a third of them eventually getting adopted. As a result, thousands of children will never have a chance to feel parental love or get to know what a real family is. Therefore, adoption may be one more way of giving a family to a child, love to someone who never felt loved, and hope to the hopeless.
Last, but not least, pet adoption exists. This way you, instead of getting addicted to harmful substances, may get attached to a small and cute pet that will require care from you, and, in exchange, you will acquire a great friend who will always be happy to see you and love you.
Life is a miracle; love is a feeling of attachment to somebody you hold dear; hope is a light at the end of a tunnel that lights up our path, and…“there are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein