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Humans are unique from other creatures in that we have the ability to reason, and the ability to HOPE. Hope is what keeps us going and moving toward the future.

It’s the ability to believe in the good things in the world. It’s the ability to know that you will prevail over adversity.

Every one of us has found ourselves lacking hope at some time in our lives. And in some of the most difficult conditions, who could blame us?

Even so, the gift of reason tells us that a person without hope is a person without life.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.”

With this in mind, how can we cope when we find ourselves feeling hopeless? It’s simply not possible to create personal change in our lives while remaining in this state.

It’s Not Rocket Science, But It Takes Practice

Creating personal change that leads to your own personal bliss can actually be pretty painless. As it turns out, when you take the road that makes you feel good, you’re more likely to be happy and to succeed in your goals.

And don’t forget these important tips.

  • Creating hope in your life can begin with simple affirmations. You can try adding one to your daily routine, something like “All good things are coming to me today” or “I see beauty around me and within me” or “The order of every day is happiness.”
  • Another way to change your outlook is to get some exercise. Play the Wii with your kids or go for an after dinner walk. Dance with the baby or your husband. Move your body and have fun with it.
  • Be aware of your body. If you’re not eating right or sleeping enough, depression can set in.
  • It’s all about your perspective. If you consistently beat yourself up with negativity, you will lose hope. If you focus on positive things and change your perspective, you will find hope seeping into every area of your life.

Give these things a try. Even one small change can bring you one step closer to creating the personal change you desire in your life.

I leave you with one final thought from Winston Churchill.

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”


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8 Responses to Bliss Mission: Hope for the Best

  1. Awesome post as usual 🙂 Thanks Angie!

  2. The negativity is very, very weighting. I recently removed some negativity in my life. Not only am I happier but I am losing actual weight off my body! That’s something I haven’t been able to do for years!!

  3. Thanks, I needed to be reminded to not get sucked in negativity!

  4. I find that exercise really helps me with this, just makes me forget for a while then feel refreshed afterwards.

  5. When I am down it is so hard to me to bring positive thought into my mind. But often during such times I have seen that having the support of family and friends helps bring hope.

    I will try the other things you have listed. It is so easy to wallow in self pity and just sit about doing nothing.

  6. Great article Angie (as usual!) I have awards for you over at my place… Great day to you!

  7. Hi Angie.

    A Thought provoking Post! had nice time reading your blog.I have added you in my friends list. Do visit my blog and would be really happy if u could leave your comments.have a great week end.

  8. Although many people are focusing on the challenging financial times we are in, I choose to focus on experiencing these times as part of the natural ebb and flow of life.

    For many years our economy, as well as other countries economies, have been out of balance because rather than deal with reality, we have chosen to hold to a fantasy that says…….if I want it, I should get it, even I can’t pay for it, I will charge it. This pattern of refusing to accept reality and living in a fantasy(bubble), guarantees that one day the bubble will burst and we will need to accept WHAT IS .

    Many are upset about this enviable outcome, I am not. I feel we have all been given a great opportunity to evolve and become present with WHAT IS. We are all in a precious moment when we have an opportunity to take an honest look at our life choices, choose our priorities, eliminate the extras, and decide what really matters in life.

    In order to create what we want in life, whether it is a loving relationship, a new job, a new career; we must first start with an evaluation of where we are, and what we want, and what we are willing and able to do to create what we want. This entire creative process stands on a foundation of truth, what is. It is not based in wishful thinking, fantasy, or denial. Once we honestly understand where we are at, possibilities will open because we are in Truth. This is the way energy flows. This is how we are supported from the Universe, because when we are aligned with Truth our inner wisdom can flow and give us the information we need to create what we want.

    This inner wisdom is in each of us and is how rebirth and renewal happen. It is our well spring.

    My prayer for you is that you embrace reality and that in the embrace you find truth and experience the Universal support that is there for each of us.
    Peace, Joy, and Love, Radha
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