Wednesday, July 05, 2006

You Still Have Hope

If you can look at the sunset and smile, then you still have hope.
If you can find beauty in the colors of a small flower, then you still have hope.
If the smile of a child can still warm your heart, then you still have hope.
If you can see the good in other people, then you still have hope.
If the sight of a rainbow still makes you stop and stare in wonder, then you still have hope.
If the soft fur of a favored pet still feels pleasant under your fingertips, then you still have hope.
If you still offer your hand in friendship to others that have touched your life, then you still have hope.
If receiving an unexpected card or letter still brings a pleasant surprise, then you still have hope.
If the suffering of others still fills you with pain and frustration, then you still have hope.
If you refuse to let a friendship die, or accept that it must end, then you still have hope.
If you can look to the past and smile, then you still have hope.
If, when faced with the bad, when told everything is futile, you can still look up and end the conversation with the phrase..."yeah...BUT.," then you still have hope.

Hope is such a marvelous thing. It bends, it twists, it sometimes hides, but rarely does it break. It sustains us when nothing else can. It gives us reason to continue and courage to move ahead, when we tell ourselves we'd rather give in.

Hope puts a smile on our face
when the heart cannot manage.
Hope puts our feet on the path when our eyes cannot see it.
Hope moves us to act
when our souls are confused of the direction.

Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished and nurtured, and something that will refresh us in return.
And it can be found in each of us, and it can bring light into the darkest of places.

NEVER LOSE HOPE!

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14 comments:

Amber @ Cafe Physique said...

That's very uplifting! Sometimes I doubt myself, but I actually think that I do have a lot of hope in many tough situations because of my faith in God.

Darius said...

Maybe we never do really lose hope, only the sight of it from time to time.

Etchen said...

This is fantastic! I just printed it out so I can post in on my computer!

starry nights said...

may we all have hopes and dreams. beautiful poem.may we never loose hope.

Heidi said...

Add me to the " printing out" This is another winner. :)

Atasha said...

I enjoyed reading this and how true it all is. I've always had a lot of hope even when the situation seems "hopeless"

Thanks for stopping by.

Keshi said...

yes HOPE keeps everying going..without HOPE there's no life.

but just as much as marvellous HOPE can be, it can break one into pieces when all HOPE is lost..

Keshi.

Ekta said...

What a perfect time for the post!!
Just when I was debating in my own post abt hope vs acceptance....I read this!
Thx for the lovely post!

Arti Honrao said...

"Hope puts a smile on our face
when the heart cannot manage.
Hope puts our feet on the path when our eyes cannot see it.
Hope moves us to act
when our souls are confused of the direction."

Makes so much sense!!
Hope! A feeling that keeps us so close to God!!


GBU
Arti

Cinderella said...

That was such an inspiring post.Wow !!!

Made my day.Thnx.

durante vita said...

That's cute.

Too bad I didn't find this when I was crushed about getting a grade of "A-" in my first graduate course. That was earlier this week. Man, I was bitter.

Anand said...

Oh wow!
thats was some post!!
Full of hope..no better way to start the weekend!:-)

christabelle said...

amber, yes, ur rite,faith in God makes one never to loose hope, rem Abraham in the Bible?

Darius I've pondrered on what u said and I tink thatz true...mayb.

Gr8, etchen.

Starry nites I say Amen to that, may we never loose hope or as Darius put it , not even the sight of it.

And Heidi, ur another winner.

Hi Atasha, thks 4 stopping by 2.

Yes Keshi, without hope theres no life, and u no know what, I always refuse to ever believe all hope is lost.

arti, its good to have u here, thks 4 stpping by.

Cindy, u 2 made my day, thks 4 stopping by.

Durante, Aw! bt thats ok, so I believe u've not lost hope, isnt it, next one will be better, yeah thats the attitude, thks pal 4 stopping by.

Anand thks a zillion.

Kuan Gung said...

Hope...the greatest and most powerful virtue known...Great post!