Do not Despair and Never Lose Hope.

When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’ ~ Unknown

When doing research on this topic, I came across the article by Megha Aggarwal. Megha has always been passionate about writing on socially relevant issues, education and careers. She works in publishing and also writes for newspapers, magazines, websites and books.

She says, with reference to despair and hope: The greatest men and women of our civilization have one common trait—they never lose hope, quite often in fact, they hope against hope. Our world owes a lot to this unassuming, four-letter word. Times have been harsh and brutal, and adversity has been omnipresent, but those people that never lose hope have been able to dream impossible dreams and fuel brilliant passions.

If Franklin Roosevelt lost hope, America may not have been able to fight off the depression. If the early volunteers of women suffrage didn’t hope, women would never have become voters.

If Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King didn’t hope, the world would have been but black and white.

If Mahatma Gandhi lost all hope, India may still be an enslaved nation.

Never lose hope, my friends. There are countless examples—history, science, literature, politics—wherever one looks.

But hope is not the sole preserve of great people. Hope is what fuels life itself. Without hope, life is just an endless series of ‘activities’ that keep one going, but never truly alive. Everything is but a task, an assignment, when one feels there is nothing to look forward to.

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One may argue that all the examples cited are of people already in power, who also happened to get the right breaks. But without hope the strongest man stands weak. Yet with hope, the weakest man can become strong. Positivity, fueled by hope, is a life force. If we never lose hope, it allows us to persevere and look out for the right opportunities.

But hope can sometimes feel hard to come by. All of us have low moments, when we despair over life’s shortcomings. Things don’t work out the way we want them to, and fate lands hurtful blows. We don’t get the job we want, the promotion we want, the person we like, the baby we desire . . . .

Still, as is often said, ‘where there is a will, there is a way’ and will comes from hope. Again, I say, never lose hope!

The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life. ~Ana Jacob (Tweet this)

Yes, you might be going trouble times but those times might be preparing for greater and better things.

I may be down and  in despair but, I never loose hope.

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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.

Yours Truly

Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane

Editor: Free State (FS) News Online

Email: iphetoane@fsnewsonline.co.za

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