What is the one thing that gives you strength and hope when you feel like it is

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  1. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 9 years ago

    What is the one thing that gives you strength and hope when you feel like it is all a lost cause?

    Do you ever have one of those days when your just about ready to throw in the towel and then there it is that glimpse of hope and inspiration?  What gives you that drive to turn it all around?

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    Garifaliaposted 9 years ago

    My children is my answer. When you have a litter to look after (that would be my own and my students) you have no choice but to find the bright light down the dark tunnel, even it it's imaginary.

  3. teaches12345 profile image82
    teaches12345posted 9 years ago

    I am one of those who look at the glass as half full - optimistic.  I brace myself for those times when the journey is downhill.  And as any hill design goes, it always goes back up once you have been in the valley. I don't wear rose-colored glasses, I experience the despair, pain and tears, but I have faith that things will prove themselves for the better.  I trust that God will see me through all things.

  4. fitmom profile image77
    fitmomposted 9 years ago

    I've definitely had days where I wanted to throw in the towel. When I have those times, I stop and pray. In those moments when I just can't take whatever is happening, I ask for help from God. Depending on the situation, there's always been things that have comforted me. Many times, it's been the memory of times where I knew that God had answered my prayers. Often, my children or a friend or family member will provide hope and inspiration.

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    Johanna Bakerposted 9 years ago

    That things will eventually change for the better... "this too will pass"

  6. soconfident profile image73
    soconfidentposted 9 years ago

    It may sound crazy,but for me it's knowing that everything happens for a reason and that God has something big in store for me.

    1. Charlu profile image77
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That is to funny because if you asked any of my friends what my favorite saying is, it would be "Everything happens for a reason".  Thanks

    2. joelmlay profile image65
      joelmlayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Don't take the statement lightly; actually believe it mentally and emotionally. I look at the bright side and how I have come through tough situations in the past and know that everything happens to make us stronger and to teach us. Transformation.

  7. IDONO profile image60
    IDONOposted 9 years ago

    Life is like a cake. It's made up of many ingredients. I f one is missing or bad, you can't bake a cake. But you don't throw away all the other ingredients. You go get the one that's missing and now you can bake a complete cake. Never throw in the towel. It only takes one good punch and you have a knockout.
         Take a personal inventory of your life. Pick out the good ingredients of your life and put them in a safe place. Take the ones that are beyond repair, and throw them out. What's left are the things you can fix. And that's much easier when you aren't carrying the weigh of your whole life around. Don't let the bad ruin the good.
         Have you ever tried to fix something when you don't know what's wrong with it? Doctors, mechanics, electricians, etc. all diagnose the problem before they try to repair it. They don't throw out the whole motor when all it needs is new plugs. Life is the same.
         If we try to fix everything, even things that don't need fixed, the task becomes much bigger than it needs to be.
         The good side is that if you take that inventory and really look at each individual part of it, you'll find that your life, as a whole, isn't so bad afterall.
         Listen to the song, " Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel. You'll love it.

    1. Charlu profile image77
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks IDONO  for an awesome answer and one that I definitely needed to hear.  I love the inventory suggestion (which I haven't done in awhile), and it only takes one good punch for a knock out.

    2. IDONO profile image60
      IDONOposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's much easier to write about this than to apply it to myself. But I try. That's all we can ask of ourselves. Open-mindedness is essential to everything and you display that. You'll be fine and then some.

  8. snapbackbetty profile image61
    snapbackbettyposted 9 years ago

    Prayer. It always makes me feel better when I'm done.

    1. Charlu profile image77
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Short, sweet, and an answer that never fails even when we think it does.

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    matama ellieposted 9 years ago

    Definitely prayer.Even if everything is going wrong and i feel that God is not answering, i rant and rave at Him and it makes me feel better. After a while things will make sense although at times it may take like forever before i get to that point.

    I choose to look at God like my personal psychologist whom i can talk to 24/7 without having to pay anything. I also cry if i want, cot it helps me avoid getting stressed and giving myself ulcers

  10. Beata Stasak profile image82
    Beata Stasakposted 9 years ago

    Remembering the life journey of my Grandmother, who was beaten severely by her drunkard Father as a child and was very poor,  who survived two world wars hiding in basements mostly, being raped by soldiers, loosing few of her children to sickness, loosing her house she built painstaikingly with her husband when communists decided to build freeway over their land, loosing her faith as no religion was allowed in communist regime and yet she never forgot to smile and teach all her children and grandchildren about love, hope and survival.

    "You can survive nearly anything," she used to say: "It is all in your head, they can take you everything, but no one can take your hope in better future:)"

    1. Charlu profile image77
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow if that doesn't make you grateful for everything you have then I don't know what will.  Thank you so much and what a wonderful woman she must have been.

  11. Gary Holdaway profile image85
    Gary Holdawayposted 9 years ago

    I've never discovered that, I often sleep for a few hours and wake up in a more optimistic mood.

  12. nina64 profile image73
    nina64posted 9 years ago

    My mother often reminded me to pray when life situations take a bad turn. I find that praying to God has really helped me to see my way through when I have no where else to turn. Secondly, my children give me a sense of peace and stability. They tell me funny stories and jokes to help me to cheer up. Believe me, that is a big help.

  13. Annemari profile image60
    Annemariposted 9 years ago

    Yes there are days like that and that inspiration is from The Law of Atraction. You should see it. Visit this site www.thesecret.tv


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