When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

31 Days of Hope - Day 25

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future.
Because unless you believe that the future can be better,
you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.
If you assume there is no hope,
you guarantee there will be no hope. 
Norm Chomsky 

One of the things that I have been working on the past few months is to change the way that I look at things.  I have been more pessimistic than I would like to be.  I worry and stress too much, and can't seem to put the difficulties aside.  I am learning that we need to believe the future can be better or it never will be.  We need to find our own whisper of hope in our hearts.  We need to believe that we can survive this moment.  We can all find something wrong with our lives.  We all struggle and walk up our own mountains.  We don't even know what those we meet might be going through.  We can each worry over today and tomorrow.  We can stress and struggle with our trials, or we can hope and work toward a better day.  
I think we need to believe that our Heavenly Father is there, we need to believe that He loves us, we need to believe that He knows our trials, and we need to believe that He will not leave us alone.  
I have found my hope in the knowledge of His love.  


  1. I loved the thought that we can hope and work toward a better day. It really is our choice to hope. I do know that my hope is in the knowledge of his love and that He does know me.
    Blessings for this one!

  2. I am so glad you wrote this! I love that quote and the thoughts this post leads me to. Thank you.