Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hope Springs!

“If you can look at the sunset and smile, then you still have hope. If you can see the good in other people, then you still have hope. If you meet new people with a trace of excitement and optimism, then you still have hope. If you give people the benefit of the doubt, then you still have hope. If the suffering in others still fills you with pain, then you still have hope. If you still watch love stories or want endings to be happy, then you still have hope. If you can look at the past and smile, then you still have hope. If, when faced with bad and told everything is futile, you can still look up at the end of the conversation and say "yeah, but..." then you still have so much hope. If you still offer your hand of friendship to those who have touched your life, then you still have hope. If you refuse to let a friendship die or accept that it must end, then you, very much, still have hope.”

Hope…It’s a tiny little thing that can make the biggest difference, and you won’t even know it. It is indeed a sweet word. It makes us dream, makes us long, gives us zeal, gives us courage and keeps us motivated…our dreams reciprocates to hope. Dreams may be unfulfilled but hope always keeps them alive, if one dream stops, hope leads us to another.

Life, at times…becomes chaotic, becomes hard, becomes discouraging, becomes lonely, and becomes frustrating. The limitations in us are created by us…the more we hope, the more we dream, more we represent our own being. We may have been subject to some disappointments, but all we need to do is hope and take action. We are more likely to get results from ourselves than from other people. It's no certainty that someone's going to always be there to pick us up; at times we need to do it our self. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

Most of the time, we try and try and at the end we let go. The fall is always beautiful. It confers a sense of comprehension, accompanied by an appalling sense of sinking. We lose the will to breathe, the persuasion to open our mouth wide, wide enough to admit the freezing panic that will certainly drown us.

All I would like to say is always keep hoping for the good, as the Chinese say, keep a green tree in your heart, the singing bird will surely come! It’s never late or early…all we need is to hope. And the choice is always ours.


Rakesh Vanamali said...

Hope, I believe is the most important thing in life and also that which helps sustain it!

shikharani said...

surely i have hope in my hear.. i dont think i fulfill all sentences but still i have hope for gud... its surprisingly encouraging... thanx and please continue writing...

Barnali said...

Hope.... a light at the end of the tunnel..a flicker, a spark that's all we need.... and we always hope fr the best. Good Job Bro..

Saba said...

I won't say well written Arpan. I would say well imagined...and most importantly u have touched upon what our generation is grappling with cynicism... I really this we have all become cynical in our own ways. Three hope, to dreams and even to the mistakes that we make in our innocent hopefulness. Enough realism, and pragmatism...TIME for hope and optimism :-)

The unsure ascetic said...

What a nice observation. I really agree with everything. Check out my take on love which stems from hope.