“Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.” – Elie Weisel
The two opposite ends of the spectrum of hope are forever tied together by this one common thread…people and our human experience.
I remember when I was at my heaviest and most unhappy stage in my life and I felt like there was nothing I could do to change my situation. I felt truly hopeless and was certainly in a state of despair. What I felt most was a sense of loneliness. It is in those moments that we must remember to reach out to our fellow travelers for a helping hand. We don’t have to do any of this alone and the greatest source of hope we will ever have is that which comes from our fellow man who has indeed walked a mile in the shoes we’re wearing, or at least very similar ones.
There is nothing you want to accomplish that can’t be done. There are usually people very close by who have what you want and want to share it with you and will help to see you through to the other side. I believe it’s one of the reason we have stuck around this planet so long; our ability to help and encourage and protect one another when we need it the most.
So whether you’re talking about the sometimes scary proposition of releasing those extra pounds of your protective barrier against the world, letting go of a controlling addiction or even just pulling yourself out of a slump you may be in, remember to reach out your hand to hope and your friends.
There’s a great line in the movie Hope Floats that always reminds me of how strong the human spirit is,
“Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.” – Birdee
Like John Lennon said, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”
Be well and thank you to everyone who has and continues to support me in my journey.