Sometimes, hope can be a bad thing. But I'm glad to say that I've never given up on good ol' hope. It's never easy, but I've never expected life to be easy. In fact, I think that anyone who thinks that life is easy, or that it owes them something is just setting themselves up for a world of hurt.
And when this hurt finds them, it will take away all the faith from their being, and leave them with a crippling question that cannot ever be answered. -That question begins and ends with this one word, "Why?"
When hope is a bad thing really depends on our perception, and the circumstance it plays out on. If you are holding out hope for something that is a miracle or an answer that you want, but isn't realistic, hope is a bad thing. This is usually the case when we become instant spiritualists, and we want a loved one to live, or something similar like that. You start making deals with God by trading things that you will do, or sacrifice if God will just see fit to keep your loved one on Earth a little while longer. We've all done this, haven't we? Some do it privately, and some do it as loud as anyone will hear them. But for the most part, we hold hope and have faith that our voice will be heard, and hope for the best.
But take that hope away from us, and we are just simple optimists. We still cling to any shred of positivity that we can garner. I think that this is a survival mentality that is built into us as humans. We need to see that light at the end of the tunnel, and the possibility that whatever trouble that is going through our lives will eventually pass, and be replaced by that big ray of sunshine that fills us up with a complete feeling of contentment.
Well, I can finally see that light at the end of the tunnel. I've never lost the vision, but I became tired many times, and felt it was too far away to be excited about. Just seeing the light was a comfort, but when it never got closer, it became routine to see it, and lost value in my mind.
So how about you? How do you see your light at the end of the tunnel? Are you slowly moving towards it, or are you the type of person that once you see it, you begin a sprint towards it?
Either way, here's holding hope that you each find that warm light at the end of the tunnel, and appreciate the good times when you have them, and expect bad times to come and not ruin your hope in those bad times...
After all, sometimes, hope can be a good thing...