Sunday, June 26, 2011

renewed hope

Hope is a wonderful thing.

Recently I read...."In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments."  ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1878

HOW WRONG!!!!!!! NO! NO! NO!

Being hopeful changes things!

I was listening to my XM radio yesterday and a program was on that I found facinating about optimism. The author being interviewed was highly intelligent and spoke clearly and understandably... always good for me. She wrote a book called Optimism Bias that sparked my interest. I don't even know if it's a good book yet, but I will be looking into it first chance I get because it has already changed my perspective.

“The science of optimism, once scorned as an intellectually suspect province of pep rallies and smiley faces, is opening a new window on the workings of human consciousness. What it shows could fuel a revolution in psychology, as the field comes to grips with accumulating evidence that our brains aren’t just stamped by the past. They are constantly being shaped by the future.” ~ Tali Sharot

She made the comment that realism isn't always very good for our health!

I am not one to deny what is and live in a fairy-tale world, but I do know that being positive is very important... Oh, how I have struggled with it lately.

But today. TODAY my hope is renewed!

And today began with good news for a change... Thanking GOD for that!


  1. I have been praying for Edd every morning and I think about y'all often during the day. The Lord has placed your family on my heart for a while now, so rest assured that SOMEONE is out there praying for you!

  2. Thanks for your comment! I, too, share renewed hope and realize I will never really know the answers, but trust in God's will... This is a great post!
    Thanks for listening to a strangers troubles... God Bless...
    Prayerfully, Tessa