“Love comes to those who still hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they've been betrayed, to those who still love even though they've been hurt before.” Author Unknown
I love this picture...I could just post this picture and the quote above and it would be enough to tell you how I feel about "Love Always Hopes". But, you all know me...and you know that I still have more to say. :-)
Hope is such an important part of EVERYONE'S life. A person without hope is a desperate person. If they feel as though all hope is gone, they will tend to do something that they would've never have done. The important word above is..."feel"...they feel as though hope is gone. Hope is always there...they just don't feel it in their life at the moment. If they could just embed this photo in their memory mirror and realize they have hope...they have more to dream for...more to live for...more to hope for in their life.
It breaks my heart to hear that someone has taken their own life...what it tells me is that they have come to the conclusion ....there is no hope! I realize that for some they have a problem bigger than most of us could ever comprehend and we are not in their shoes...some have mental challenges that have pushed them to this point. I believe in most cases, though, they need to understand the love that produces hope. They need to know that someone loves them so much that He gave His life for them so they could LIVE.
I remember a time many years ago learning about a young man that was at that point in his young life...he "felt" like he had no friends and was all alone. When I hear something like this, I can't just say..."well...he'll get through this", I have to do something. I called his parents and we met and we talked along with the boy. As it turns out...he did feel that way ... I don't really think he would have done something desperate...but I didn't know that and if he had, I would've had to live with not having done anything. This young man grew to be a strong husband and father...he learned early in his life that there is always hope.
I don't know where any of you reading this are in your life. Just always remember that hope is closer than it seems. Never feel like you have to end your life...this is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Love Always Hopes!
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