Doing Hope Right
Day 6 of 21 Days of Hope
I have been talking a lot of about doing hope right. Which in itself seems like an inane abstraction, designed as a feel good distraction.
Because really, what does it even mean?
Frankly, it is something I hope to discover as we progress along this journey of 21 days. But in this moment, doing hope right for me basically means keeping a healthy perspective.
It is not about expecting certain results or hoping that things will turn out as we wish them to.
Hope is not a wish fulfillment fantasy.
For me, hope is done right when it lets us look beyond the doom and gloom with a promise that we will survive.
Hope is not about defining what the light at the end of our tunnel should be, or the specifics of our exit.
Hope for me is the perspective that lets us keep pushing through that long, dark tunnel with a faith that eventually we will see some light. And when we do, we will be able to make the best of it.
Hope is the tool that lets us survive the tunnel. And it should be treated as such. To consider hope as some sort of a dreamy idea that will magically transform our struggles into achievements is naive and unhealthy. It is also a breeding ground of disappointment.
Because hope when done right leaves no scope for disappointments. Because when things don’t work out, hope knows that there is always a way to survive and find new ways to push forward.
Hope emboldens. Hope empowers. Hope makes sure we get up irrespective of how many times we fall.
Hope knows that everything is transient. And sometimes, all we need to do is hold on.
Hope is what makes holding on possible in the most impossible circumstances. And that for me is the definition of hope done right.
Until next time