Hold onto your hopes and treat them with special care. Living hopes yield living dreams.
~ Steve Brunkhorst
The Shining Light of Hope
By Mark Hendricks
You will want to share something with someone today.
Actually, with at least two people.
One person that you know very well.
And one person that you do not know well at all, and also needs to hear from you today. The one you know well needs to hear from you right now.
The one you do not know at all will become evident to you when you meet them today for the first time as you go about your day.
By sharing this message with both of them, you will also receive the message – which is exactly why you must share the message with them first.
The message is one of HOPE.
Hope is the feeling that what you want to happen… will happen.
It’s what keeps us going when we feel overwhelmed with problems, frustrations, and situations that seem insurmountable to us at the moment.
And I am sharing HOPE with you right now.
HOPE that what you want to happen… will happen.
It’s kind of like shining a flashlight on a dark and unknown path so you can more easily see the way to go. It’s like opening the door that seems too heavy for you to open it alone. It’s like giving a word of encouragement to someone who is having trouble solving a problem and under such stress they cannot see their situation clear enough to take that first step forward without your help.
Right now, call that someone you know and give them HOPE.
And throughout your day today, be on the lookout for that someone you don’t know, who needs HOPE and shine a light on their path too.
By shining a light of HOPE on their path, you will shine the light of HOPE on your own journey’s path too.
© Copyright 2009 by Mark Hendricks