Hope For A New Day

 Happy New year friends. May this be a great year for you all. May you never have to describe it with the word horror . Rather, may it be filled with hope of brighter days. That is why I want to talk about hope today.

I randomly decided to type in the word "hope" into my google search box and curiously awaited my results. The first thing that caught my eyes was the definition of hope. First was the noun which means ; a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen, synonymous with aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, plan, dream, daydream, pipe dream.

While the verb means ' to want something to happen or be the case'.

This is synonymous with expect, anticipate, look for, wait for, be hopeful of, pin one's hopes on, want.

This year 2021, you have to want something great and positively mind-blowing happen to you. You have to work very hard to make sure that happens.

What have you written down in your journal as a list of things you desire to achieve? You have to be hopeful that they can in fact become realities. However, beyond hoping, you have to put in the work and watch your dreams come to life and flourish.

You can live without food for three weeks and survive. Mahatma Gandhi survived 21 days of starvation without food. The maximum a human can go without water is a week and that is a generous estimate. Perhaps three to four days would be closer to being accurate because at least 60 % of the adult body and every living cell requires water to function optimally.

However , you cannot survive a day without hope. You have to hope for something. Even if it is for the next meal, a birthday party, a childhood dream, an invention, a book you have been writing for ages, or just the hope for a brighter tomorrow. That the future would be glorious even if the the present has nothing glamorous about it, not even a hint of it. Hope preserves the soul. It gives you at least a thread to hang on to no matter how thin. 

The moment a man looses hope, then it's over. No matter how bad life gets, it is not over till it is actually over. As long as you still have breath in you, you should be good. You can always make a come back. If there is hope for a tree that is cut down that springs back to life at the scent of water, how much more you.

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness". 

                                                                                                                            -Desmond Tutu

Happy New year again everyone. Welcome to your best year yet!

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence". 

                                                                                                                                    -Helen Keller


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