“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Desmond Tutu
Hope is powerful. It’s that vital feeling that helps us persevere through life’s toughest obstacles and gives us strength to keep fighting in our darkest moments. When we have hope for a better tomorrow, we find that a difficult today is easier to bear.
But what should we do if we start to lose hope? What if we feel stuck and begin to trust the negative thoughts in our head? I believe that when we lose hope the first thing we should do is find one thing in our lives for which we are truly grateful. Cultivating gratitude is the path towards reigniting hope. Having a gratitude practice allows us to see the good that is woven throughout our lives. When we learn to recognize a reoccurring pattern of good, it becomes logical to have hope that good will continue to appear.
What we choose to emphasize is what will decide our lives. Emphasize the good and take hope that more will come.