Without hope, what do we have? Hope, as with love, is an awesome personal power. To quote Emily Dickinson “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul — and sings the tunes without the words, and never stops at all.” Very true.
Everyone loves an uncomplicated “and the moral of the story is,” tale and we’ve found one which is ideal — its message is simple, yet very profound and timely:
In a room there were four candles burning. The ambiance was so soft you could hear them talking.
The first one said, “I am PEACE, however nobody can keep me lit. I believe I will go out.”
It’s flame rapidly diminishes and goes out completely.
The second one says, “I am FAITH. Most of all I am no longer indispensable, so it does not make any sense that I stay lit any longer.”
When it finished talking a breeze softly blew on it putting it out.
Sadly, the third candle spoke in its turn. “I am LOVE. I have not gotten the strength to stay lit. People put me aside and don’t understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them.” And waiting no longer it goes out.
Suddenly a child entered the room and saw three candles not burning. “Why are you not burning you are supposed to stay lit till the end.”
Saying this the child began to cry. Then the fourth candle said, “Don’t be afraid, while I am still burning we can re-light the other candles, I am HOPE.”
With shining eyes, the child took the candle of Hope and lit the other candles.
The flame of hope should never go out from our life. With hope, peace, faith and love can shine brightly in our lives.
– Author Unknown
Hope never abandons you. You abandon hope. Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
“The birds of hope are everywhere, listen to them sing.” – Terri Guillemets