Sharing with others daily words, thoughts and meditations that bring myself hope and renewal during my own daily battles and frustrations with COPD/Asthma.  Sharing, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

Take, read, meditate and hopefully find some of the same hope in your day as I have within mine…..

The Word – “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope within your word.” (Psalm 119:147)

The Thought – So many days when we may be in the middle of yet another battle with our chronic illness or disability, hope for a better trip in life can seem to be beyond the horizon of the future and in some moments beyond the horizon of even that day or next.

Daily we reference what we call the four fundamentals for happiness – hope, faith, love and grace.

In hope people look forward ‘to desire and consider possible’ something which, at the moment, may seem out of reach or is just simply unseen.

Now we could go on for a lengthy amount of time discussing the many angles of hope as a word or in definition, but for now let us presume that the majority of us know what hope means to us individually and that hope is a continued presence within our daily travels and battles of life.

When we have a day of troubles with our chronic illness or disability, finding hope can be difficult – but when we look at the four fundamentals of happiness, hope may be one of the most important

Taking another presumption that most take time each day to spend time with the ‘Great Spirits’, it is in those times that we should express the longing or desire for something to occur based on our belief in the power of the ‘Great Spirits’ and our own abilities to make it happen.

We all hope at the beginning of each day when we rise-up at dawn, that the day will be full of good moments and not necessarily any major battles with our chronic illness or disability.

When and if we do have a major flare-up with our chronic illness or disability, it is hope that will unlock the door of discouragement and present us with reasons to fight and work through the flare-up.

As we work our own travel of life, as well as our individual walk and talk with the ‘Great Spirits’, we must always keep a clear vision on hope, the first and possible the most important of the four fundamentals of happiness – hope, faith, love and grace.

The Meditation/Prayer – Oh ‘Great Spirits’, when we take the time to be in conversation with you we can’t help but smile during our time of thanks for the wonders of the life that surrounds us on our own individual path of life.  We praise you for giving us the gift of self-will, while we continue to seek the guidance and wisdom offered as some of the reasons for hope no matter how difficult a moment or situation may be.  Let us rejoice with you ‘Great Spirits’ as we cherish the four fundamentals of happiness – hope, faith, love and grace.

And we all say Hallelujah, Amen.

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