Hope is the presence of the belief
“It will be better!”
Hope for a “thing”, “to be”, or “not to be”
Meaning for the meaningless.
Without hope, a vision of the future
Is without purpose.
Yes it is meaningless!
I somehow think “hope”
Is a “gift” from our Creator.
Some people are blessed with it.
Others are searching.
Originally written: January 6, 1999
There was a day in my life when hope seemed to disappear.
There were a lot of things that went into the feeling of
hopelessness. It had built up over several years. I picture it
like tiny grains of sand piling up around my feet. Slowly I
was being buried. My feet and legs locked by the sand
into one position unable to escape. My future was dark
and without hope.
I took my 68 Chevy Biscayne white station wagon for a
drive alone up into the Rocky Mountains on a curvy
two lane road named Left Hand Canyon. I drove up to the
top very despondent over the way life had beaten me down
and kept me down. My chest felt like a ton was sitting on it
making it hard to breathe. My mind racing to find a way to
solve all the dilemmas I was facing. I stopped at the top
I turned the car around and sped down the mountain road
with the intent of going straight on a curve that had a thousand
foot drop. The car came to that corner and skidded
precariously close. but turned that corner. I slowed down
and drove home. I can’t tell you how the car made it through
that curve. Once on the other side of that curve everything
After that moment I decided I was in charge. I was not
going to let others dictate how I was going to feel. Life has
dropped a lot of lemons onto my lap. I had a lot credit card
debt, got divorced, lost custody of my kids due to an
alcoholic attorney mistakes, my job was closed down, and I was
forced to move 1200 miles away from my children.
I have never lost hope again. I know there are good days and
bad days. I know how to use lots of lemons to make lemonade,
lemon with beer, tea, and even on salads. I have become
versatile in dealing with both the good and bad events.
I share my personal experience in the I desire others would there
is hope and better days and have the same faith in the future I have.