“She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.” Patricia Briggs
“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.” Jo Nesbo
“The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.” Alain de Botton
How many of us are fearful at every turn. I would guess that most of us worry constantly. We fear so many things that we don’t even count or connect them anymore. Our anxiety level increases along with the stress. What we don’t see is the numerous diseases we encounter because of the pressure of our burdens. We may be able to walk through fire to help someone, especially our families, but facing the issues of daily life may bring us to our knees. I heard someone say that there would always be prayer in schools, because there would always be tests.
The wonder of why we succumb to life’s strain is not especially hard to understand. Facing problems head on is not the preference for most of us. We perhaps prefer to think about it when we are forced. Perhaps that is for the best in certain respects. Life does appear to wear us all down to the point of making us feel defeated.
Maybe we ought to reflect on what life means, and what goals we have set. Perhaps we doom ourselves by trying to gain the same items as everyone else, or have a certain amount of money. Most of us take pride in the achievements of our kids. The honor falls on us so we think. Taking a deeper look in what we believe, and search for, may produce surprising answers. Continue reading