Hope Delayed….




Delay is not denial–  Probably every child realizes that they rarely receive everything

they want and hardly ever get what they really want the first time  they ask for it.

In fact usually they don’t. So they begin building a case to convince a parent how much

they need this new scooter or American Girl Doll.


They may even “resort to desperate measures” to demonstrate how urgent their

“need” is.   Sometimes it works but sometimes not. …


Extenuating circumstances complicate this process. . .if a birthday is coming soon,

the chances of getting what they want increases significantly.  However, if the

holidays have come and gone and our birthday is six months away,  we become more

intentional about finding a way to get what we want.  Or. there may be times when

we  give up on something and “throw in the towel”.

As years  fly by, most adults experience disappointments and some become

cynical and guard just how “hopeful” they allow themselves to become.  Naturally,  this

can creates a negative perspective if we allow it to do so.  It is a decision we make.

Often it works out that such disappointments actually serve to  help us stay strong and

keep hope for future goals.


So, hold onto hope especially in trials as you continue your journey .



Author: heresyourhopesite

Published author, mother, grandmother and person who has been through the " dark night in the soul" - I try to make each day a day that I become more grateful for what I have going right in my life instead of falling into the trap of getting hyper-focused on what is wrong... I hope to share some of what has worked for me, and learn how others have managed as well...

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