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H for Hotel, H for Hope

As I’ve got older I’ve noticed myself getting more and more cynical. The positives have become hazier with time and the negatives stand out. Any idea is first looked at from the perspective of what can go wrong rather than what can be right with it.

But life’s all about hope isn’t it. The hope of a new day, a better day. The hope of future, a better tomorrow. So, I can’t be giving up on hope, can I? Hence the choice of word for my year ahead. I’d like to learn to hope again, so see the positive and believe in it’s possibility.

At this point I walked away, I couldn’t figure out what to write further and so I left to water the garden while I hoped some thoughts would trickle into my blank mind. Did you catch that? Yeah, I hoped for thoughts and that hit me as I was carried buckets of water around the parking area.

I realised that if I couldn’t write about hope, then I was being hopeless and that made the topic even more important. It had to be written. Then of course the whole snake fiasco happened and the post got put off. But later as I lay in bed and scrolled through Facebook, I came across the words of Dalai Lama shared by a friend…

“The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence, the ability to do what you do honestly, truthfully and transparently.”

As I lay there it felt like the universe was screaming the word ‘HOPE’ at me. I mean come on, what are the odds of coming across something like this randomly on Facebook. Then there was the whole snake episode, that had me hoping so hard that the snake had stayed in it’s hiding place, that the snake catcher would get home in time, that he would find the snake and above all that none of us would get bitten by the snake.

I ain’t hopeless, I still have a lot of hope in me it seems. All is not lost yet, there is still hope for a hopeful me! 😀

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