Human beings require hope to help motivate and guide them. Being hopeful is a necessity for good emotional and mental well-being.
However, that’s not always easy. Sometimes, it feels as though there is a constant drumbeat of bad news. From environmental disasters, to civil unrest, to political upheaval, not to mention the worldwide pandemic.
In order to carry on with our lives we need to have a ray of hope. Something that convinces us that yes, it is worthwhile to get out of bed. There are better days on the horizon.
What, specifically, do you think about, when you consider the future? What ideas make you optimistic about what tomorrow may bring? Do you see anything in the events of today that lead you to see favorable times ahead?
In short, why should we be hopeful? Give me some concrete reasons.
Reading the news can be depressing. People around the world are sick and dying. Supply chains are being interrupted, leading to economic instability. No one, not even the experts, know what will happen next week, let alone a month from now.
And yet, there are bright spots if you look hard enough. Seeing them may require a change of perspective. There might be some data that you hadn’t heard before. Maybe some positive behaviors have risen unexpectedly. Or maybe you just need to hear some good news when you are overwhelmed with the bad.
So, what are the news stories or anecdotes that bring you hope? What are the positives of the current situation? Is there anything that helps you wade through the negative news? Are there unexpected benefits to what we are going through? What may be the long-term positive changes?