There are times in life when you need HOPE, the desire to see a positive outcome. I use to visit a customer that had a poster over his desk. It stated that it was okay to be concerned bit not okay to worry. I used to wonder about the difference then decided to look up the meanings. I soon realised being 'concerned' was taking an interest, trying to affect the outcome for good. 'Worrying' however, was seeing only a negative outcome.
Once we Worry, we cease to affect the outcome of any event for the good. We don't worry we will win, we worry we will loose. The word Worry is charged with negativity, and sometimes we don't need any more negatives. It is these times, that all we can do is HOPE.
On the 17th of July I posted about Hope, I shared the picture of the little flower that overcame a concrete jungle.
I mentioned that I came across it while Hospital visiting, which we are still doing. My mum spent several weeks in Hospital in July, and after a short spell at home is now back in Christie's Hospital. Those in the UK will realise from the name, that this hospital specialises in the treatment of Cancer. We still have hope. The staff are very caring and doing all they can to build her strength to a point she is well enough to handle chemotherapy.
I don't share this for sympathy or concern, but I have had reason today to realise that not facing these things head on serves no purpose.
In Harry Potter, Voldermort is referred to as "HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED" as though not using the name offers some protection. As I grew up having lost grandparents to Cancer, the word became taboo, always referred to as "The Big C" . Now those taboos need to be washed away.
It is somewhat over whelming, to walk into a hospital like Christie's and realise that ALL the patients there are fighting the same thing. Some are winning, some are loosing but the fight goes on. There is HOPE on so many peoples faces.
I have to be honest, its hard to write this but it is my therapy. I have spent the last hour looking for a motivational video that will give me and others hope. Then I came across a guy named Nick Vuijcic. You can't watch this without realising there is ALWAYS hope, whatever life hands us we CAN overcome.
Nick, a Christian, believes that "he who is thankful, can't be bitter"
Watch and be stunned by his happy attitude to life. Then share it with others, HOPE is infectious.