Wednesday, April 7, 2010

There Is Hope

I recently watched a video on youtube called 'Lost Generation'. It was entered in a competition and came second...I think. The video is of a poem written by a 20 year old. I would give almost anything to think like she does. It is a kind of palindrome, but it reads the opposite when you read it backwards. The poem starts with 'lost generation, but ends with 'there is hope'.

It is incredible to listen to. When it started I was a little bit confused as to why everyone thought it was so amazing because it was so pessimistic. Then she started reading the poem backwards...I could not believe that it made so much sense.

It made me think about the way different people see the world and where we are going with it. I realised that your view of life is what determines how you act and respond to certain situations.

Optimism is the key to success. If we are negative, it starts a turn of events that become a downward spiral that is hard to overcome. So, negativity is a waste of time and energy. Positivity is the thing that opens our mind to the many open doors that a pessimistic outlook tends to close.

I ask you now, to close your eyes and open your minds. When you find yourself in a gloomy situation, remember, there are always two ways a situation can play out. You can have the most amazing day or you can have a day that goes from bad to worse. It all depends on the way you look at the challenges you're faced with.

I believe there is hope. There is always hope in everything that happens in our lives. Sometimes, it is just hidden behind a really big, dark cloud. All we need to do is look for the tiniest glimpse of a ray of sunshine behind that cloud. That tiny glimpse of sunshine in your gloomy situation, is hope.

Life may be overwhelming at times, but we need to look for sunshine not focus on big, dark and scary clouds.

Life challenges us every day but there is always hope. Sometimes we just have to look for it. We must strive for a positive attitude in all aspects of our lives, try to evaporate those clouds of doubt and never let go of our rays of sunshine.

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