Read This When You’ve Lost Hope

Read This When You've Lost Hope
Avi Richards

I hope you discover who you are. I hope it gives you inner peace and satisfaction. I hope there is no one else you would rather become and no other sanctuary you would rather seek than your own mind.

I hope you remain true to yourself. I hope you never let pain turn you into someone you are not. I hope you know you are a gem for being soft in a world that wants to make you hard.

I hope you learn to pick yourself up each time you fall. I hope you remember that the setbacks you suffer today will lead to the successes you enjoy tomorrow. I hope you pause to enjoy the journey instead of focusing only on your destination.

I hope you are gentle to yourself. I hope you remind yourself that you are trying your best each day and it is your effort that counts. I hope you measure your progress not by the distance you have traveled, but by the number of steps you have taken.

I hope you convince yourself to trust someone again. I hope you confide in them when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. I hope they restore your faith in humanity by easing your burden.

I hope you come across someone who motivates you. I hope they make you want to be the best version of yourself. I hope you are lucky enough to make them proud.

I hope all your dreams come true. I hope you find not only what you seek, but also what you could never have envisioned in your wildest dreams. I hope you think your life is worth it.

I hope you gather the strength to fight your demons. I hope you recall what you are fighting for. I hope you allow your fears to motivate you instead of paralyzing you.

I hope the day arrives when you are no longer haunted by the ghosts of people you have left behind. I hope you had a positive impact on their lives. I hope you keep moving forward and never look back.

I hope you meet someone who makes you want to pack your bags and go off on road trips and camping expeditions and spontaneous adventures without a second thought. I hope you live enough stories to tell your grandchildren one day. I hope you collect enough memories to last you a lifetime.

I hope you fall for someone who not only loves you, but is also able to love you. I hope they pour their love gently into your soul until it overflows. I hope it comforts you more than the lullaby your mother used to sing you right before you fell asleep in her arms.

I hope you share your life with someone who treasures every moment they spend with you. I hope you feel blessed in their presence and see a beautiful picture of your future together when they smile at you. I hope you turn that picture into a reality.

I hope you cherish someone who teaches you to find joy in the little things. I hope you wake up next to them and watch a sunrise together from the top of the mountains. I hope it opens your eyes to all the beauty life has to offer. I hope you sleep next to them and watch a sunset together on a beach. I hope it reminds you that endings can also be beautiful.

Most of all, I hope you live a life you are proud of.

If you find that you are not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

I write prose that tastes like poetry and create words for fun.

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