Do you believe in anything?
The definition of believe is “to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so”.
Do you have hope?
The definition of hope is “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best”.
In my mind, these words mingle together. If I believe in something or someone I have hope that the best outcome will happen.
The tricky part is some may feel that believing is stronger than hoping. I get that. I totally do.
For me though, having both belief and hope, is the best and strongest intermixing in my mind.
I love the two of them together for to me they seem to make it that much more real.
Neither words are “tangible” so to speak. But together they mean having faith, of putting all of yourself and you secret hopes and dreams all in the same basket and believing that it will all work out for the best possible outcome for my life. My motto “keep hope alive” is such a part of me as it gives me a renewed strength where I believe the best is still a reality.
Yes there can definitely be instances where you have hope, but you don’t believe or have faith in a situation so you hope for the best.
Or you believe in something or someone but know deep down that it won’t be as you had hoped it would be.
Faith is a bit different. The definitions “confidence or trust in a person or thing” and “belief that is not based on proof”.
All too often we toss out the terms “I believe you.” “I have hope.” I have faith in this situation when truly we don’t. I feel that it is something that for some is learned and even expected to be said. Or you say it so often you want it to be true, but again your gut tells you that it isn’t. And no one wants to suffer the heartache and depression of no longer having their faith, their belief and their hope pounded into the sand.
Which is why I always say Keep Hope Alive.
For me, I can never give up. I can never stop believing that better things, better people, better situation are out there for me and mine.
I have faith that I will find that happiness and peace I so desperately need.
I am seeing it now in my life.
I want to be cautious yet I feel this mystical pull telling me, yes, it is right and true. Run towards it and not away.
I have had my heart broken, my trust shattered, my faith questioned.
I have also picked myself up, dusted off and got back on the ride of life because I Believe in myself. I believe in others. I have hope and faith that not everyone is bitter and angry.
If the past few months have shown me anything, it has shown me to never lose faith. Never give up hope and never stop believing.
Because sometimes dreams and peace really do come. And I can’t spend my time discounting it because of past experiences. I have to believe in myself and have faith that walking down this path will not lead to heartache and destruction.
I know that I will lose friends and loved ones. This is life and it isn’t always pretty and it’s definitely not perfect. But when I find those special people that make me happy, give me butterflies, make me feel good inside about myself, I can’t not take a chance. Have a little faith. I can’t not keep hope alive.
For where would I be if I had no belief? No hope? No faith?
Sad and lonely and most likely in a deep, dark miasma of depression I am sure.
Not that I don’t visit the dark hallways of my mind. There are many and they are vast.
It makes me appreciate all of the beauty, joy and happiness I feel when something or someone I believe in proves me right and does not only for me and mine, but also themselves.
So try to have a little belief, hope and faith in your fellow humans. Try to see the world in a different perspective. Trust me, it can change your world!
Have a fabulous day!