Ripples #769: Living in Hope.
For our tribe of busy people who believe in
unleashing Ripples of compassion & kindness: uRock!
17 Feb 2014
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
-Nelson Mandela, shared by Julie in Amman, Jordan
The very least you can do in your life
is figure out what you hope for.
And the most you can do
is live inside that hope.
Not admire it from a distance,
but live right in it,
under its roof.
-Barbara Kingsolver, shared by Amy in Charlotte, NC
Whether you’ve just recently joined our happy team of Ripplers or you’ve been receiving these messages for years, you’ve likely figured out that sometimes we focus on savoring the good stuff, and other times it is all about enduring the not-so-good stuff. Hope is one of the essential ingredients for making it through difficult periods in work, school, and life; I often say in presentations that WITH hope we can endure all kinds of extraordinary challenges, but WITHOUT hope even the smaller challenges can seem overwhelming.
If life is challenging right now, see if you can find even an eensy-weensy kernel of hope to hang on for just one more day. If life is going pretty swell, look around for someone else who is struggling. Your warm smile, kind word, or quick favor may be the kernel that they need to keep going.