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When You’re Feeling Hopeless, Read These 5 Notes

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When You’re Feeling Hopeless, Read These 5 Notes

Feeling hopeless? That means you're human, and that you're close to something brand new. Read these notes to remember that even when you don't feel strong, your being here at all speaks to the greatest miracle of all. And where miracles exist, so does hope.

If You’re Feeling Hopeless, Remember This…

1. You need your own grace.

You’re not perfect, and neither is anyone else. Show yourself some grace.

Do that, and you decide not to let doubt define this moment or shape your future. You define your whole life by hope and potential... which you're full of. Which you were born with.

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul—and sings the tunes without the words—and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickenson

2. There's a possibility you can’t see yet.

If you’re so busy rummaging in the dirt, you won't see the beauty of the whole garden. Take a step back so you can see the bigger picture. So you can see what’s right, and so you can see the light of what you don't even know for sure yet.

“In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

4. You’re part of something bigger.

Trusting life means that there’s still this part of you, however small, that believes in something more, something greater than the present pain, something bigger than yourself. That doesn’t mean you have to understand it to feel it's true.

This part of you is trying to remind you that life exists for you, within you, all around you, and beyond you. Life *is* you and you *are* life.

5. It’s okay to not be okay.

Whatever you're feeling, that's valid. This is a message, a guide, a sign that something needs to change. And things are always changing. Just remember that you're not the feeling itself; you're the one experiencing it, the one listening to what it's telling you.

5. You can transform this into something else.

Turn your pain into power by taking a deeper look at what it really is: information. It’s a part of your journey, not the entire path. What can you do with this piece of the puzzle? What can you create with it, from it, through it? This right here is an opportunity for something that could've never been born otherwise.

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Tell me:

Which of these thoughts did you need to read today?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

With love,

Jen

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P.S. Not sure how you're going to find your way through this? Keep this poem somewhere you'll see it every day, so you never forget how resilient you can be. How much hope there still is.

Comments on this post (2)

  • Sep 21, 2020

    Michelle, I feel the same way sometimes. I think so many of us do. It’s natural, I think, to be human and to feel a lot of things all at once and sometimes we can’t even put a name to what we’re feeling, or why. It’s okay to just breathe into that hopelessness, to sit with yourself and let yourself be who you are, as you are, living this life. A hand on your heart and eyes closed. Let this be enough. x

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Sep 21, 2020

    Thank you Jen. Just looking for answers why my hopelessness came on. I feel like it’s come to take over. Sorry and thank you

    — Michelle Stewart

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