You have nothing without hope. Hope is a choice and you must choose to believe that better things are coming and anything is possible.
“The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.” Alain de Battan
Perspective is simply how you view your situation. I have found there is always a silver lining in even the toughest situation if you look hard enough. My cancer experience has taught me on a daily basis how fortunate I am when I see so many fighting a much tougher battle than my own.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer
Developing an attitude of gratitude and focusing only on what’s going on right gives me joy. I start off writing down what I am grateful for and finish with one positive experience that happened over the course of the day.
“It is impossible to feel both the positive emotion of thankfulness and a negative emotion as anger or fear at the same time. Gratitude births only positive feelings-love, compass sion, joy and hope.” M J Ryan
True happiness only comes from serving others. My involvement with a charity has inspired me to give back even more. I feed off of positive energy and surround myself with givers; a wonderful gift I have received is in my own personal healing.
“At the end of the day, It’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” Denzel Washington