“It ain’t over til’ it’s over!” (Yogi Berra) That’s right! It ain’t! The last chapter of our story hasn’t been written yet. We are still in the middle. There is hope!
This thing we call life is, well, it’s hard a lot of the time. And it can be overwhelming, difficult and discouraging…. but hang on, and please don’t lose hope yet! We have so much more to do, so much to contribute, no matter what our age …. even if we don’t believe it! We may do something as simple as opening a door for an elderly person or saying a kind word to the cashier at Walmart who looks unhappy – this may mean the world to that person, and it helps our journey as well. Let’s continue on our path and hang on for our breakthrough into better days ahead.
Often I have seen the young mother with kids strapped to her all day who never gets a break, and she wonders, is this worth it??? I was that young mother not too long ago! When you see your child hit his first homerun when he is 8 years old, or you see your daughter ride her bike for the first time without training wheels … And see the joy on their faces face… it is worth it!
Fast forward… we may hate our job and wonder, how will I ever escape? How can I get out of this? Is there hope? Yes … there is always hope.
And we may have that young adult child who is addicted to drugs and no amount of begging, urging, counseling will help – what to do? Continue to hold on!
Or we may be that lonely, single woman who is in our early 30’s and eager to get married and start a family – with no relationship in sight? Hang on!
We may be a military wife that has two small children whose husband just deployed out to sea for yet another 7 months…. We are stuck alone being both Mom and Dad and struggling through it. Hang in there!
“When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” (Author Unknown)
So much to do …. so little time…. our lives may be more enriched but we can’t see it right now. Not from where we are sitting.
We often need to push forward through the storms… and hang on for “sunnier” days ahead. Our hope is for tomorrow, a brighter day, a rainbow, seeing that cardinal chirping outside our window, a breath of fresh air.
“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on!” (Author Unknown)
“Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.” (Zig Ziglar)
Stay in hope! Each of us needs to choose how the rest of our story will read! Be encouraged!
Until next time, I will be right here … keeping the hope with you.