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Where to look when you… need hope
Prisoners who gave up on life, who had lost all hope for a future and were inevitably the first to die. They died less from lack of food or medicine but from lack of hope, lack of something to live for.
—Viktor Frankl (resource), Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning
Nothing will ever befall me that I will receive with gloom or a bad disposition. I will pay my taxes gladly. Now, all the things which cause complaint or dread are like the taxes of life- things from which, my dear Lucilius, you should never hope for exemption or seek escape.
—Seneca, Moral Letters, 96.2 (resource), Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
1 Corinthians 13
13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
At the Counter
(Tapestry Magazine, Paula Kirk- Editor)
This had been a miserable Easter vacation. As I walked through the airport my heart was heavy at the devastation in my daughter's life. Her husband of one year had left her and she was immobilized by shock and sorrow. Because she is an air traffic controller, she was now terribly worried about her ability to stay focused.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you who by the power of God are safeguarded through faith, to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.
In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of (your) faith, the salvation of your souls.
First Letter of Peter 1,3-9
Daily Touch of Inspirations
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Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Paulo Coelho, Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren
The light jazz fades behind me as the sound of rushing air reaches my ears. I've just walked out of the coffee shop, one hand trying to hold onto the plastic cup just a little too hot to handle, the other keeping the door from slamming.