InspirEmail No 90 - Then you still have hope


The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers
Deepak Chopra

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InspirEmail No 90 - July 31, 2006
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

Then you still have hope

If you can look at the sunset and smile, and find beauty in the colours of a small flower, then you still have hope.

If you can find pleasure in the movement of a butterfly, and if the smile of a child can still warm your heart, then you still have hope.

If you can see the good in other people, and if the rain breaking on a roof top can still lull you to sleep, then you still have hope.

If the sight of a rainbow still makes you stop and stare in wonder, and if the soft fur of a favoured pet still feels pleasant under your fingertips, then you still have hope.

If you meet new people with a trace of excitement and optimism, and if you give people the benefit of the doubt, then you still have hope.

If you still offer your hand in friendship to others that have touched your life, and if receiving an unexpected card or letter still brings a pleasant surprise, then you still have hope.

If the suffering of others still fills you with pain and frustration, and if you refuse to let a friendship die, or accept that it must end, then you still have hope.

If you look forward to a time or place of quiet and reflection, and if you still watch love stories or want the endings to be happy, then you still have hope.

If you can look to the past and smile, and when faced with the bad, when told everything is futile, you can still look up and end the conversation with the phrase ... 'yes, but ....'  Then you still have hope.

Hope is such a marvellous thing. It bends, it twists, it sometimes hides, but rarely does it break. It sustains us when nothing else can. It gives us reason to continue and courage to move ahead, when we tell ourselves we'd rather give in.

Hope puts a smile on our face when the heart cannot manage. Hope puts our feet on the path when our eyes cannot see it. Hope moves us to act when our souls are confused of the direction.

Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished and nurtured and something that will refresh us in return. It can be found in each of us and it can bring light into the darkest of places. So never lose hope.

Author Unknown

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Some Important Don'ts

Don't determine your worth by comparing yourself with others, it is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people deem important, only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart, cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future, by living your life one day at a time you live all the days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give, nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect; it is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks, it is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love, the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly, and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you're going.

Life is not a race, but a journey - to be savoured each step of the way.

Author Unknown

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There is a little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative
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