I was standing in front of these kids who were looking right into my eyes.
I saw something magical in their eyes when I reached them with my team.
That magic was hope.
It was my project for summer vacation. I along with my friends went to an underprivileged society where we could find some children who had never seen a school in their life.
We found some children who left their school after elementary standards because their parents lack money or they didn’t want to go to school.
But when we approached them for free summer classes they participated.
We visited some parents who could not afford a quality education for their child.
But when we offered them our help, we experienced the hope we gave them that their children also could have a better future.
This was 10 years ago.
We all go through difficult times. When our dreams fall apart and we feel lost in our lives.
All we need something to believe in and find a way to solve our problems.
There are millions of people who walk with us having nothing in their pocket but a small hope in their hearts.
Today we will talk about how to find hope even when there is no room for it.
Let go your past
If you are still holding to what happened in your past you are going to be hopeless again and again.
That is why you have to let it go.
We are only human and human make mistakes.
Do not waste your present thinking about your past.
What difficult time you had, the failures you faced and relationships you lost.
They all are gone.
You have to move on and leave this all behind.
Open your eyes and you will find someone smiling at you, a new opportunity waiting for you.
We lose hope when we start believing that this failure is our reality.
That is not true you can always change it. All you have to do is saving your present from the manipulative hands of your past.
The only useful things you can have from your past life are your experiences.
Learn from them, learn from your mistakes.
Yes, it will take time to build your house again, to become healthy and happy again but when you take a step at a time successfully it is enough to give you hope to move further and get stability in your life again.
Love what you have
I often meet people who always keep comparing their life with others.
His father is a politician. She is beautiful. He got a BMW.
They do not celebrate others success but start desiring same fortune for themselves.
When they don’t have it they lose their hope and eventually everything what they already had.
If you are the one who lives his life this way you have to change it.
There is always a different path to take.
We all have enormous possibilities in our lives but it doesn’t mean we should not love what we have achieved.
Love yourself and the life God has given you. You have to learn how to be happy with what you have.
Remember these words always when you feel hopeless in your life.
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
Be Grateful for your gifts
Hope comes with a positive perspective on life.
Showing gratitude for the things you have right now can help you get out from stress.
Parents, partner, kids, job, friends, your skills, health and many more.
Every day is a gift for us. If you don’t find anything good in your life to be grateful for then be grateful for others life.
It will not only give you the hope you are searching for everywhere but also bring positivity in your life.
Look around you and you will see the most beautiful things in your life.
The breath you take, the food you eat to give power your body and the trees who never take rest. Be grateful for the small things you have the big things will follow you.
Accept your life
You are rich or you are poor. You have a job or not. You are in a relationship or you are single.
There is no one who doesn’t have any problems.
So instead of running away from them, you have to face them.
Accepting your life, your circumstances will give you the willpower to find solutions for your problems.
If you are going to scream for something bad that happened in your life nobody will listen.
It is your responsibility because it is your mess. You are the one who can only clean it.
So my friend, get a smile on your face and get ready for the party.
Practice the art of giving
When you choose to do something for others, you do yourself a big favor.
If you help someone to recover from their difficult times then you heal yourself as well.
It depends on you what you can do for others.
You can give them your time or you can donate some money.
You can visit an orphanage or an old age home where you will find people who will love you without even asking your name.
That’s the power of giving.
The choice is yours. If you give some hope to someone then it will come to you when you will need it most.
Hope is just like happiness. You can not find it outside but you can always create inside you.
I will leave you people here with the words of Anne Frank.
“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
And so are you.
Best of luck!