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Positivity Quest Day 48: Lessons in Hope

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Positivity Quest Day 48: Lessons in Hope

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.  –Dale Carnegie

Perhaps my favored way of learning about anything is reading what other people who have gone before me have said about the subject. Yesterday I worked diligently to lean towards hope as despair pulled at my heels. Every victory towards hope, no matter how small or frequent the effort to find it again, changes life for all of us. Martin Luther King relied on hope to share his dream that still changes the world when he said: “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.”

Coming to hope is one of the most profound daily choices we make. Don Quixote’s mad journey ended with this conclusion. “Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.” Giving life the benefit of the doubt which is another way to open up to hope is how we build trust in ourselves and the relationships that define our days. Maintaining trust in the goodness of life and humanity is a matter of survival as Elie Wiesel shares when he said: “…just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.”

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.  In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,  she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative adviceIt has been called "the essential guide for relationships."  The book is available on ebook.  Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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