In June 2015 I created and launched a new website, Create a Spark of Hope. I did so to specifically share what I have discovered. I discovered that I needed to address the dysfunctional way that I related to hope.
What I further discovered was that I held many of the keys that opened the door to hope in my life. I just needed to become aware of how to use those keys. Throughout the current 49 articles on Create a Spark of Hope I share what I discovered that helped me to use those keys. The keys empowered me to be able to open new doors to experience a new possibility. Possibility opened my eyes to the opportunities that hope provided to me. By actively getting involved in my life “the game” with hope, I discovered that I could be an active participant in my life. I could live proactively.
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ” Francis of Assisi
Several days ago I decided to take advantage of a 50% off the price to create another business card. The business card to include both Create a Spark of Hope and my other website, Second Chance to Live. I have since shared the card with several people, through; email and they said they really liked the graphic. One friend encouraged me to share the meaning of the graphic. As I made reference to above, I believe that we hold the key to opening the door to hope in our lives. In many of my articles, both on Create a Spark of Hope and on Second Chance to Live; I share how I have learned to use those keys to unlock the door to possibility. By doing so I discovered how to be able to take advantage of opportunities, as they became available to me.
Through my process and journey, I also discovered something that gave me hope. It gave me hope because I realized that I could build upon what I was learning. Hope also took the pressure off of me by showing me that there is no quick fix, silver bullet or a magic potion to any recovery process. Hope helped me to realize that by not giving up I could create things in my life. Hope showed me that by staying committed to my course, I could trust the process, a loving God and myself. Hope gave me the encouragement to keep moving forward, instead of continuing to see matters in an all or none, black or white way. Hope encouraged me to stay in the game and assured me that more would be revealed to me in time. Hope encouraged me to run my own race.
Hope helped me to realize that I could try and keep trying while not judging my efforts.
“I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” Thomas Edison.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Bruce Lee
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke
“The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.” Marlee Matlin
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” Nido Qubein
“The effort is worth the effort because we only get one life to live and this is not a dress rehearsal.” Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA
I wrote an article to share what I discovered that interfered with my ability to create hope in my life. I would invite you to read the article by clicking on this link: Creating a Healthy Relationship with Hope.
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