"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."
This was a hard and heartfelt journey for me. This writing again and opening myself up and putting my thoughts and feelings on paper (or computer). I started out with a challenge, and managed to keep it. I wrote every day for 31 days. But with the challenge has come the blessing of peace and hope. I learned a great deal from the opportunity.
I learned that hope is a choice. That as difficult as my life has been, I have never been alone. I have also learned that being thankful for the blessings I have been given, strengthens and expands my own hope for the possibilities of the future. The more I acknowledge Him in my life, the more I feel drawn to Him in my everyday existence. I can endure, I can have faith, I can move on. Hope is another blessing that I have been given to help me make it through the trials. It is hope that guides my vision upwards and leads me constantly toward Him.