Sometimes we take things for granted. Items, people, health. Then suddenly it is gone and we have none of it. Our friend goes, we find we are unable to do something, we fall ill.
Then we see what we have lost and wonder how we will cope with what we had before but is now gone.
That is when we have to learn again, and this time, hopefully, the lesson leaves a mark on us we don’t forget. We don’t take the friendship for granted, we look at it as a two-way street. We find another version of the item we lost and put it to better use. We learn to live with our new abilities while refraining from calling them disabilities.
Speak to your friends. Let them know how much you care.
Look after the items. Keep them safe.
Look after yourself. It is the only you that you have.
HOPE is a four letter word that can sometimes be seen as a cruel word that mixes in with other vulgar four letter words. We all lose HOPE at some point. Something comes along and we see no wait out. We see no way of going forward. We see no help on the horizon. All we do see is a tunnel with a power cut. No light can be seen and there is no way to avoid it. The metaphorical embankments are too steep to climb. You try, but you fail. You try again and keep slipping down, maybe seeming to make less headway each time due to tiring. Then you only see the way out being through that tunnel. A dark, empty, tunnel.
Then as you walk through it, time seems to slow down. You don’t know how long you have been there. Hours. Days. Weeks. Months. Years. Then you see a light coming towards you. Now, HOPE starts to come in. HOPE at the thought of finding a way out. The light comes around the corner and it is someone with a torch, and your HOPE dissipates. That low that you feel couldn’t get any lower, there it is proving you wrong.
Then the wonderful thing happens. That person with the torch? They stop and talk to you. They tell you that they have been looking for you. They are there to help you, to light your way through the rest of the tunnel. It is a long walk, but you see the end of it. Finally, your HOPE returns with fervour and you fairly run out of that tunnel, dropping to your knees and thanking whoever for helping.
HOPE has not abandoned us. It is always there, trying to find a way in.
Don’t give in. HOPE is there.
Don’t lose HOPE
I was going through some blogs, trying to catch up, and I saw one from Penny on The Why About This. She has a video from one of my favourite groups, and when I was watching it, I thought of the song that goes with it. Or it goes with it in my opinion anyway. Head over to Penny’s to see the first song, then either watch the lyrics video or the official video of Stand My Ground by Within Temptation. I think I may have put this on a couple of years ago when I was doing my music posts.
Sandra at Quirky Books nominated me to do the three day quote challenge, and as I have little time, I am writing this two days ago, on Friday morning, when I had a little time.
The idea is to post one quote a day for three days and to nominate three people don’t with each post. As I know people tend to have not a lot of time, I have decided to nominate everybody and nobody. If you want to have a go, then feel free. Likewise, if you don’t have time to do it, don’t feel pressured to post.
I couldn’t find the quote I wanted to use, no matter how much I searched for it. I can’t remember the actual words of it, so I thought I would use the next one I like. I used this in the inspirational video I created earlier this year. I’ll be doing another one of them at some point. When I get the time.