Hope Ignites

Hope Ignites.

Stop what you’re doing and sit for a least 5 minutes then try to determine something. Determine what you are feeling. Is it depression? Is it sadness? Is it pain? Could it be joy? Or is it nothing?

It is always good to examine yourself, and collect your thoughts. I remember that an ex-girlfriend of mine used to say that she needed to collect her thoughts when we had arguments. I didn’t understand how important that was to her but now I do. I find that when you do that exercise, you prepare your mind to think more soberly. Assuming that you are back from your moment of collecting, I’m willing to bet that you are more aware of what you’re feeling. So, what is it?

You can’t effectively determine how you want to feel if you don’t choose to determine what you are actually feeling right now. You might see others who are happy and then you wish, “I want to be like that”, but it’s hard! Things aren’t going right in your life, how can You be HAPPY? How can YOU be positive? How, how, HOW?!

I cannot tell you exactly how to be happy but I will say that hope can ignite the desire to feel that way. Today, you may feel that you have no strength to push yourself to get to that point. You want to lose weight because you’ll be happy with a “beach body”, you want to have more money because you’ll be happy to have financial freedom. You want that house because it’ll make your family happy. So then what? Where is the desire to get those things? If you do not feel that desire, it will be hard to get you to move toward that goal. I have been there. I would feel numb because I have tried and tried before but had nothing going for me.


Once hope kicked in, the desire was ignited! Do you want to know how many times I have attempted to write a publication like this? I cannot remember the number of times. Yet, in the middle of my shift at a hotel, it hit me. I should write a small booklet on reasons to hope for 31 days. Now here I am typing the fastest that I have ever typed!! Friend, this can be YOU! Today is the day that you allow hope to spark a fire in you and get excited for all that you can do! Let those clouds in your mind become clouds of thunder and lightning that will light up the night!

You got this! Feed those flames of desire with online testimonials of people who have done the same thing that you are wanting to do. That way you can be sure to know that what you want to do is possible. Once you do that, watch the fire grow and burn in you!



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I am a 32 year-old central floridian. I work at a 4-Diamond hotel in Florida. I live with a roommate who is so different than me, it's insane, but we make it work. Also, I am a 6'3" tall, 240 lb black, straight man who wants to blog about self-care!

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