Even though the outside temperature is 96 today, I have kept my little cottage relatively cool by using the natural night to day air conditioning system. I open all doors and windows at bedtime and put fans in place to blow in the somehat cooler night air. Then about mid morning, I close everything up and trap that coolness inside. Even though I love being outside, when it’s in the 90s, I tend to get limp and droopy. I remain hopeful my system will work for a few days and then maybe even the 80s will feel reasonable.It always amazes me that when you look for hope, you can find it in the seemingly simplest situations.
In the spring, I made a short trip out of town and visited a restaurant I hadn’t been to before. When we were ushered in, we were greeted by a young man with a beaming smile on his face. It was a simple place and the food was not the best I had ever had, but this young man was so enthusiastic about his service that it made for a delightful experience. He was happy to work, contrary to many these days, and although still in high school he looked forward to working for the summer. It gave me hope for the younger generation.
I heard an interview with a Hispanic man running for congress in Arizona who was just filled with integrity and spoke the truth about so many things. It was such a stark contrast to what we often see on the news, to what we hear from many politicians, to the idea that nothing will ever change. After that I felt thoroughly refreshed. And hopeful.
I was recently having a difficult day and rather than staying in a less than hopeful state of mind, I called a friend I knew I could count on. Sometimes the Life Coach needs some advice! She not only supported my efforts on something I am working on, but also expanded my vision of what is possible and left me feeling bright and hopeful.
A friend gave me an older book which although it is about one subject, led me to open up my thoughts about many other things seemingly unrelated that have been muddled and unclear to me. Now my personal understanding is deepening and I am hopeful that transformation and resolution is really possible.
And I’ve been contacted myself for help with Coaching and Card Readings, which haven’t been so active recently. This leaves me feeling l hopeful that I can continue to be of service to others, doing work that I love to do.
Let’s keep the wheel of life in motion and find hope wherever we can!