Hope. It’s a magical word, and I think all of us live by this word every day. This is something that makes us want to wake up in the morning and keep going. Have we ever thought of what will happen if we don’t have this in our life?
Doesn’t matter which country you come from, what religion or caste you belong to, this word brings life to all of us.
Whether it’s a hope to make the world a better place, hope to grow in your career, hope to be happy with your family, hope to find the right person and so on.
I think it is really important that every living person has it. People do great things when they have hope. Just having hope is not enough though, we need to work towards our goal to make out hope into reality. How much effort we put into it makes all the difference.
Life can be quite aimless if we don’t have hope. What happens when we start to lose hope in life? Our life starts to fall apart. We lose our aim and we start losing our vision and slowly we start to become a different person.
It’s very important to keep your hope alive. Hope is very closely related to your faith. The stronger our faith is, the more chances are that we are moving towards out goal. It is said that if you truly believe in something, the whole universe works towards it to make it happen for you.
Wherever you are, whoever you are, it is important that we never lose our faith. Believing in something and hoping that it will change won’t make it happen though. We need to put all our efforts and work towards it. Slowly, you will start noticing that things are changing around you.
Sometimes the changes are so slow that you might not notice them, but that doesn’t mean that you are not moving toward your goal, all you have to do is keep your hope alive. This is the time when its easiest to lose faith, and this is the most difficult time. The most important thing at this time is that you keep on going and do not lose your faith.
Things will change, you just have to keep going. Every morning, you just have to remind yourself that you are a step closer to your goal.
I am not saying that you won’t have setbacks. There will be setbacks, and some of them will make you go back more steps backwards than you have actually moved forward. But just make sure that you learn from the mistakes and keep moving.
Sometimes, when I see homeless and poor people I just wonder ‘what do they hope for? How do they keep going?’
I think each one of us hopes for better future. We all try our best to make it happen. The only thing that makes the real difference is how soon we lose our faith and give up.
What made all the difference between great and normal people is that all great people never give up.
This reader's opinion was originally published in the letters page of the Irish Examiner print edition on 10 October 2019.