“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” — Epicurus
“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.”— Alexandre Dumas
“This too shall pass” is an old expression that Abraham Lincoln was fond of saying.
If that doesn’t sum up 2020 in nutshell, then I don’t know what could.
I think hope is a difficult moment is a
very courageous thing to have.
The redeeming feature of Hope is that it doesn’t take a whole lot of it to be helpful. A little goes a long way. A simple spark—a step in the right direction, a small bit of encouraging, a forward-looking goal—can lead us out of despair. Hope is a sign of the feelings we’re going through as being finite.
But again, like many things in life, it’s better to seek out hope or to create it, than wait for it to show up at your door.
Maybe there are certain aspects about yourself or your life you dislike (or even despise). Well, then focus on who you’re becoming. Forget who you are, focus on who you want to be. Who you are matters, but if the current you is holding yourself back, focus on the future you, and what you need to do to convert her/him to the present.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1171