• Feb 7, 2021


What is hope and why should we have it?

The actual definition is: “Hope” is commonly used to mean a wish : its strength is the strength of the person's desire.

When we are faced with difficult news about of health we may feel hopeless, what do we do?  The feelings start to fill up, we may isolate ourselves, our loved ones want to be there and offer they suggestions and what you should do?  So then we feel pressured!

The pressure is something that we do not need, the sleepless nights, did they really do the tests right, are they sure it was really mean with this illness.  I’ve already suffered so long already will anything change?  Will treatment help or hurt?  Will I still be able to keep up my lifestyle and friends and my job?

If I have children what does their future look like and then if I get married and tell my mate will they stay with me till death do up part?  I’m so overwhelmed I wish I didn’t exist or why does it have to happen to me?

There is reason to have hope.  To have hope is to want an outcome that makes your life better in some way. It not only can help make a tough present situation more bearable but also can eventually improve our lives because envisioning a better future motivates you to take the steps to make it happen.  Everyone hopes for something. 2021 It becomes a time where nature appears desolate, however, the plant and tree roots are deep at work, protecting and replenishing.  It becomes a time where nature appears desolate, however, the plant and tree roots are deep at work, protecting and replenishing.

Lets move a step closer now into Spring or even Summer different months, sunshine, sleep, the fresh foods we eat our activity level can either get us moving and improving our hope.  But it all comes down to a choice that each of us needs to make?  How are we going to deal with our illness do we keep it secret and suffer or do we make it known that your not ok and this is what is happening to me and in order for me to get better I need this or that.  I need help, I need my friends to support me and help me out.  I need my family to understand that its my choice what treatments or no treatments I accept.  I need my family to have hope to.

Think about this-“We need and should be prepared in life for the delays, disappointments, and frustrations that come our way.” While not something new and even though we all know this, are we prepared? Do we have a plan or a strategy for protection? I like to call it a dance. I asked myself, how prepared am I to dance my way through the challenges in life?

There are many dances we could choose to do, but maybe were not a good dancer,

WE MUST HAVE HOPE!  So have HOPE this year we are all facing challenges and problems. Stay well hopeful and endure your illness with practical steps.

Be supportive, caring, and be hopeful.