Today’s prompt: “Hope Begins In the Dark,” Interpret the Quote: Tell us what the quote on the image below means to you.
What are your thoughts on this quote? Please let me know in the comment section below. Please don’t be afraid to disagree with me, but I do ask that you are tactful 🙂 .
I don’t agree with this quote. I don’t think hope begins in the dark, which I take to mean (and correct me if I’m wrong), trial some times… I believe hope needs to be cultivated before. Much like one prepares for a natural disaster like a hurricane, snow storm etc.
I believe we need to fortify ourselves, in whatever way we choose to personally, before the trouble starts. I also think we should have a help yourself plan of action.
How I prepare:
1. I’m a Bible reader, therefore I read and mediate on passages that give me hope, so that when I’m “in the dark”, I have something to drawn upon.
2. I read articles that teach you to cope with chronic illness, depression, anxiety etc. before I’m engulfed with negative emotions.
3. I have chosen songs that I find inspirational that I’ll play to motivate myself.
4. I promise myself to call a friend or family member that I feel comfortable talking to. I may or may not tell them that I’m down; just breaking my period of isolation is sometimes enough.
5. I write.
6. I get out of my surroundings – go to my parents home and lay in their bed instead.
7. This one I plan to implement: Ask those closest to me to check on me when they haven’t heard from me in a while; as there are times when I’m so down I don’t have the motivation to do anything.
What do you do? Do you have a plan of action? Are you now preparing for the next “dark day”? I am.
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