The first candle of the Advent which means hope. My hope for you all is to find light and love in this season.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.Archbishop Desmond Tutu
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for finding himself. If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.Thomas Merton
Stargazing gives one vision in despair.
Even though I am not perfect and I make mistakes, I hope I am a good enough person to be a hero when I need to be. Also I hope I have enough in me to be there for those in my life who need help. Most importantly I hope I recognize when I spread myself too thin and need to give back to me somehow. For the journey ahead I hope I have what it takes.
Fear and hate breeds terrible things. Hope and faith can create beauty. So why do we hold on to fear so tightly?
Hope is a strong thing. It’s something people hold dear. Without hope many struggle to keep going. Anticipating that things will happen in a certain way is universal. Hope can give us strength or disappointment depending on the situation. Hope for the best results but prepare for the worst. Either way hope drives us and keeps us going. My friends hope for a better today and tomorrow.
Life is hard, its tough, its sometimes unforgiving. However life gives us people to help us along the way when you face hard, tough, unforgiving times. There is no shame in admitting you need professional assistance when you feel overwhelmed. Getting that help can save your life. Most of what we face in this world is situational and temporary. If we give life a chance we can make it. Winston Churchill once said “if you are going through hell, keep on going”. There is a way forward that does not involve ending your life or harming yourself.
I am not an expert but if anyone needs someone to talk to I am available. I am no expert but I do care. Locally there are resources available that can make a difference and help you get better. Have hope in a brighter tomorrow as you go through a dark present.
Love, grace and peace to you all.