There are days that are filled with good things. Those days are easy and bright.
And then there are days that are challenges - filled with anxiety and fear. And perhaps without even a ray of hope or sense of possibility.
And in those days, we must especially hold on to hope - grasping it as tightly as we can. Yes my friends - despite everything - we must:
Hold on to hope.
As I went to a park near where I live this morning, feeling all kinds of things, this beautiful instrumental piece came on the radio, and it just happened to be titled, "Hold on to Hope." I sensed immediately that it was a message for me sent from the Beyond.
Holding on to hope may not always be an easy thing - but it is a necessary thing. Hope gives us life. It helps us put one foot in front of the other when everything else seems challenging and bleak. We can even turn it into an affirmation, to repeat over and over again until it becomes ingrained in us:
I hold on to hope.
I used to come down to the river every day for years, when I was going through a challenging period in my life. Today, I was reminded how this beautiful spot was teaming with life - cardinals dancing in the air, birds of all kinds chirping, the riverbanks containing the inevitable flow of the river, the magnificent greening everywhere of a gorgeous spring. In the midst of all this beauty and life, I asked myself:
How could I not hold on to hope?
I thought of the birds eating seeds off of the pavement - oblivious to the news and all the frightening things going on in the world that can fill me with anxiety and dread. They do not concern themselves with such things. They simply live in the present moment. There is a lesson in this for me. Whatever might scare me is not permanent. It too shall pass. Every day is a new day. Every day the sun sets but it rises again with its promises of new beginnings.
Hold on to hope.
This was my message for today. This is truly a message for all of us. I hope it speaks to you.
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"Hold on to Hope."
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olga rodriguez Rasmussen
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