“Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.”
The above quote was one that I came across recently in one of my daily scrollings on tumblr and it really resonated with me, stopping me and making me think about it for a while. Sometimes I think we don’t really believe it to be true though. Fear is a really good manipulator. Making you feel inadequate and like a failure before you’ve even begun. Without hope, what do we have? What can we accomplish? What’s the point of trying? Fear robs us of any chance we may have at happiness.
The seed of hope can be quite small, but it can grow and expand.. baby steps. Every little effort to try, to not give up, strengthening it. When hope grows, fear shrinks. Does it guarantee success? No. But it does guarantee a quality of life that is more meaningful. Life is full of variables some of which we control, and many of which we don’t. No one knows what is waiting around the corner, or who will walk through the next door. Life is about change.
There’s another saying that I love, “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” There is no promise of an easy life. (My mother reminded me of this often as I was growing up). And at times, life can be a bottomless pit of despair. When you hit rock bottom, there’s only one way to go. Look up. I struggle with fear daily. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of loneliness..and the list goes on. The still small voice of hope is often drowned out by the taunting voice of fear. But whether you hear it today or not, it’s still there. It doesn’t go away. And it will be waiting for you.
A flicker of hope like a firefly in the night. A reminder that you are not alone. Let your eyes focus in the darkness on that burst of light. Follow it. Let it guide you. For each day is a new beginning and a chance to make your dreams come true.
**My apologies that this blogpost didn’t get published before the Shiny Shabby event’s current round had ended, all items should be available in their corresponding creator’s stores with the next week**
Build – The Marcus Studio Apartment – Pixel Mode **NEW** @ShinyShabby (event closed 7/14)
Dress – Sibyl Dress (pure) – C’est la vie! **NEW** @ShinyShabby (event closed 7/14)
Hair/Hat – Paper – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @ShinyShabby (event closed 7/14)
Pose – Fireflies #2 – .infiniti. poses (previous gacha)