Having hope is good. For the little things in life and the big. There is nothing wrong with staying hopeful for whatever outcome you so desire in any given situation and as a matter of fact I encourage it. I maintain a level of hope that I draw from on a regular basis, much of which goes towards my longing that Aleksei remains cancer free. I liken hoping to wishing or to praying. You sit in silence, gaze at the stars or get down on your knees and you verbalize internally or out loud what it is you hanker after. With matters such as the result of an MRI or a chest x-ray there is nothing more I can do but hope for the best.
Yes there is always hope, but also, for me, I believe in order to achieve certain desired results, where possible we must also drudge up some level of effort. Take Yoga abs for example. I really, really, really….really hope for Yoga abs, but also understand that I must actually engage in the practice of yoga to have any chance whatsoever of sporting them. No the combination of hoping, wishing and going to yoga has not yet resulted in any hint whatsoever a toned core is pending, but whatever. OK that was a bad example.
Let me try this again. My thoughts of which I feel encouraged to share are so not about my non-existent abs but instead to merely suggest that only hoping for something may not provide you with a desired outcome to any situation. Sometimes, if the option is there, hope must be coupled with an action. As always, yes indeed I do practice what I preach, and I have been taking the time to consider what kind of actual effort I might possibly be able to make to facilitate an outcome I was hopeful for and in most cases my efforts paid off and positive changes made. What steps are you taking to create a worthwhile shift in your life? I would love to hear about it!
Now for a bit of randomness!
Yes this does sound good ….
Also a good idea…
I am very fortunate that not many have “passed through”. Those that have though I always keep in my best thoughts and with this idea in mind…
I have to say … I live a cherished life … or I cherish my life…both I guess! I am married to my best friend, who trust me when I say, is the only one who has seen me at my absolute worst, as I have of him. Soul mates indeed. And my kids …. well basically I see in them everything I wish I could be. They just get this whole beautiful game of life. Living with truth, kindness and respect in their hearts just comes naturally to them.
I hold in my heart many dear friends … some I see every day, some I don’t, some I have never met, some I met long ago and some only recently. Regardless …
I am living life on the learning curve … writing, reading and yoga have helped me focus only on the positive. How about you? What are you focusing on these days? I would love to hear!
So tomorrow is scan day again! Amazing how fast the last 3 months have gone by! Please add Aleksei to your hopes, wishes and prayers.