Hope Smiles

 

Hope this makes you smile today!

Smiling lifts our spirits and increases our Hope.

Happy Smiling! :)

Move Your Axe!

Never give up! Keep your axe of Hope moving!

Never give up! Keep your axe of Hope moving!

 

“Hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky…. hope is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency.”                                   ~ REBECCA SOLNIT, Hope in the Dark

Did you know Hope is an axe? Not just to break down doors, but to chop away at any obstacle that you may face now or in the future. Are you hoping for something right now and yet you feel like the obstacles are just too big? Well I say stand up, look up and Move Your Axe! :)

 

 

More Hope, More Achievement

Break Through Obstacles

Break Through Obstacles with Hope

Sometimes the obstacles we face seem almost impossible to overcome. Maybe it’s fear or health issues, doubt, despair, marital problems or the many other things we encounter throughout our lives. Believe it or not, there are opportunities in those obstacles.

How, you may ask. Well, when we face an obstacle and proceed towards it with determination, we prove to ourselves the strength we possess. This in turn increases our Hope that we can actually overcome difficult situations. The next time you face an obstacle remember that anything worth achieving will probably have them.

It’s when you proceed in the strength within you that your Hope will grow and miracles can happen. And if you are currently facing an very difficult obstacle may you be encouraged to gain a new life vision so that you may be filled with Hope! <3 :)

Must We Always Move In Hope?

Resting In Hope

Resting In Hope

 

Must we always be moving towards our Hopes for them to be fulfilled? I think not. There are times in our journey towards whatever it we may be Hoping for that we just need to sit and rest.

Make sure you pick a good resting point, imagine one like sitting under the above tree. A place that will give you calm, relaxing, even rejuvenating feelings, surrounded by beauty. A place of rest like this allows us to renew our strength for the journey that is often uphill and at times treacherous.

If you are hoping for something and you feel out of energy, take a moment to rest. Then, before you know it, Hope will lift you off your feet as you soar towards the fulfillment of it!

Stop. Think. Respect.

Tammy Taylor:

Please take a moment to read this post and view the video! Thanks Under The Tempest for posting this!

Originally posted on Under The Tempest:

Beyond Blue is an Australian organisation dedicated to providing services and raising awareness surrounding depression and anxiety. This week, they launched a new campaign targeting passive racism against Indigenous Australians. The television ad, titled “The Invisible Discriminator”, depicts a number of Indigenous people encountering racism in everyday situations, wherein the offending person may not seem to realise that their actions are racially motivated and they certainly don’t realise the effects that their actions have.

The ad in itself is incredibly powerful, and lends a perspective towards racism that people often overlook or do not consider. For me personally, it wasn’t so much the fact that these people were being discriminated against because of their race. What struck a chord with me was that these people were being singled out or rejected or treated differently because of something they have no control over.

I have a real issue with people being…

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Is Hope Always Paradise?

Hope and Bird of Paradise

Hope and Bird of Paradise

 

Have you asked yourself, “Does having Hope create a paradise?” If so, you know it doesn’t. So one may ask, then why should I have Hope? Let me tell you why, because to Hope means everything. One of the beautiful wonders of being human is the capacity to Hope.

In the midst of hoping for something I have often wondered how I could actually have hope when the situation looked completely impossible. That is the beauty of Hope. It lifts us up above the situation and allows us to have a new perspective. When we are faced with a difficult situation or anything that calls for Hope we have a choice to make. We can choose Hope or Hopelessness.

When we choose Hope it gives us strength to continue moving forward. And although it does not create a paradise, it is a thing of beauty that makes our heart sing. So please, choose Hope today! :)

The Beauty Of Having Hope

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There is no beauty in life more than the beauty of having hope.

I recently captured this photo in my back yard. The beautiful butterfly had landed on the ugly patch of concrete and shell mixture. Until that moment, I had thought that patch had no redeeming value and I couldn’t wait to remove it. When he landed there, it reminded me of times in our lives when we hold onto hope even in the ugliest situations. Then, I got a glimpse of how Hope must appear in the unseen realm, a beautiful reminder of better times ahead. Often we struggle to hang on during the difficult times we experience in our lives. When you encounter one of those times remember, there is beauty just ahead ready to land right in the middle of the ugly. Hope and Blessings to you!! :)

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