Take What You Need – Hope
If you pulled HOPE from the Take What You Need poster in Portland, Maine, consider the following… Hope is available at all times, you just have to stop, clear your head and find it. As a relatively young man, Norman Cousins was given what amounted to a short life of misery and then a death sentence because of a degenerative illness. He lived to be an old man. He once said “The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”
To have hope requires the strength to risk your emotions but without hope it is hard to move forward and grow. YOU have the strength to risk getting the cards that hope could deal you. If hope results in disappointment, pick yourself up and try again.
Imagine that which you need the hope for, being your reality. Everything is perfect, you’ve succeeded, you’ve won, you are where you want to be with the people you want to be with, doing the things you want to do. How does that feel? If you feel like you do when you are awaiting lottery numbers to be drawn, excited, eager, dreamy… you’ve got your hope. Run with it.