Hope-What is hope? Webster's defines hope -as to cherish a desire with anticipation. 1. To desire with expectations of obtainment. 2. To expect with confidence.
Have you lost your hope? Have you given up expecting anything? Has bitterness started to grow in your life? Has disappointment, frustration, or anger taken over your life? Where has it taken you? What choices in your life has it influenced? Has the joy left your life? If you were to stop and really look in the mirror would you even recognize the person you have become?
How did I end up here, maybe the question you find yourself wondering. Maybe you can pin point the event that changed your life. Maybe the life changing event happened to you because someone else's decision hurt you, maybe your actions hurt someone you loved. Maybe someone you loved left -either on their own free will or they didn't have a choice. Or maybe in your life, Big decisions are made for you. Let's start with the basic truth: life is not fair. But we have to start where each of us are.
What can we do right now to stop our destructive behaviors or stop "reactions" to life and decide to choose how to "react" (the definition of react being - to change in response to stimulus; to move or tend in a reverse direction) don't some of us need to back up and change the pathway we are on.
Let's stop and breathe and let's unpack this. Maybe it's time to stop this destructive thought life and patterns of behavior that makes you not
It can be scary to change! It can be very scary to start to try to take responsibility; even if it's only for our thought life. For the next 24 hours let's not look backwards. Let's stop defining ourselves by past or current events. Stop acting like whatever it was or is ended your life. If you are reading this you are still breathing. If your still breathing then you still have a life to live. What kind of life do you want? Take a deep breath -choose to react, to change the direction of our thought life.
Let's start with these 2 steps today:
1. Find 1 thing your thankful for.
2. Come up with & list 2 things you enjoy doing or remember that you used to do that you enjoyed.
Write them down & save them!! We will come back to these two things.