Posts Tagged“Hope”

Like life, you start out each play never knowing if you’ll get through the level with one take or if you’ll need several stabs at it. What you do know is strategy. And even then, it’s kinda complicated. The wise ones know that when the game doesn’t seem to be in their favor despite many tries, the best thing to do is to take a deep breathe, step away from the device for a moment and find something to do. Go give your cat a massage, get your tires rotated, or bake buy your favorite cake or whatever.

I remind myself that every solitary challenge that has the capability to make me anxious or depressed has an expiration date. It expires when either of the two things happen  (1) The problem is resolved somehow—no matter how long it takes or whatever fashion it chooses to arrive (2) God takes me away from this earth, thus rendering the problem non-existent since as a celestial being, all that earthly drama ceases to be my cup of tea. Either way, something will give. That’s just life.  So enjoy every bit of it.

If you have lost a loved one and your heart is broken with grief, say this prayer: Father, I need you to wrap your arms around me and comfort me. I am sad and deeply grieved at the death of <insert name of deceased>. Today, I am asking for strength to face the day as i can’t bear this pain in my weary heart. Give me hope for tomorrow, so that as each day passes, time will heal my broken heart. Even as <insert name of deceased> has passed, may his/her memory live on in my heart. Please help me…

“The common man prays, ‘I want a cookie right now!’ And God responds, ‘If you’d listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies.” ― Criss Jami If only we could learn to wait and not get ahead of ourselves…   Ciao, Nanya

“Look to your right. Tell me what you see.” He said.

Intent on getting this right I peered outside what I knew was my window and voila! Even in the darkness, I made out two yellow lines marked along the side of the road.

“I see yellow lines!” I bobbed in my seat with excitement.

“Good. See those yellow lines, just keep your eyes on them and drive. It will lead you to your destination. That’s your focus, never take your eyes off it.”

“Why two yellow lines?” I asked. “Why couldn’t it be red or blue or three?” I probed.

“The yellow lines represent hope and patience. So remain hopeful and wait. You’ll get there eventually.”