This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Depression and Hope

Hope is a feeling, not a fact, but could it be? The sun rises every day without any help from me. That is where some of my hope lies. Even if I can't see the sun, it is there. The sun is my concrete hope.

hope is a feeling

This is the one definition of hope that is so appropriate for those of us who are challenged by depression:

"Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent." Mignon McLaughlin

There you have it. This depression is NOT permanent. It sure feels like it sometimes, but it is not!

That is our biggest hope of all. Depression is not permanent!

Hope is a feeling we can choose. Here is another reason to choose hope:



Hope is a feeling, but is it a risky feeling? According to the above quote, risking nothing is a greater woe.


Hope is a feeling we can choose. Hope is a point of view that we choose. It does not choose us, we choose it.



Don't give up. There is hope. Sometimes there will be some tangible hope. Other times we just choose HOPE. By writing this blog I am choosing hope for both you and me. Join me as together we hope for a better tomorrow.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? How are you feeling today? Hopeful? or Hopeless? Can you choose hope today?

I am so glad you dropped by 'Depression Getaway'. There is hope for depression.

Don't give up, I'm praying for you!

Wendy Love

hope is a feeling

Reposted from April 2010.

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