A Place Called Hope Part 5

full circle


You have now arrived. This is not the end of your journey, it’s the beginning. There are many avenues to explore. Places where you can heal and learn how to overcome obstacles. Places where you can make choices about your goals in life and develop your skills, hone whatever craft defines you and your life. 

There are fitness trails, both mental and physical. There are retreats where you can learn how to harness your inner strength and power. 

It’s a place of discovery and of self-knowledge. It’s a place of rest when you need time to reflect. 

It’s exciting to know that life has so many avenues for you to explore. Yes, it’s often a challenge, but carry hope in your heart like a lodestone attracting all that is good in our wonderful universe. 

Become the hero in your own narrative holding up the flag of Hope for all to see. 


Hope springs eternal. Hope demands action. Loss. Sorrow. Grief. Love. Laughter. Joy. Happiness. Serenity. Just a few of life’s ingredients we need to live a life of self-worth.. Think of all the ingredients you add when you’re making a celebration cake, or a wonderful dinner. You relish the aroma and add to the flavour by including a dash of your own special spice. 

That’s life. A map of flavours – some we like, some we don’t. Sometimes the cake doesn’t rise and we try again. Sometimes the food is too spicy, but we find a way to cool it down. 

With Hope comes the responsibility for us to take action and to continue working towards the personal goals set. 

The flame of Hope can never be extinguished. The hands of Hope from all the people you’ve met on your journey stretch across the world, reaching out to you, leading you, guiding you, holding you up, and always making space for each other on the road to a Place called Hope, the circle ever-increasing, every face alight with hope. 

Those you have lost, you will find again. 

Those you have loved will meet you there.


Hope is ambitious. Hope is forceful. Hope demands that we take action and live our lives wholesomely. 

Expect more from yourself. Always be brimful of hope and aspire to be the best, the Olympian, the Master, the Conductor of your own life. There are no limitations. Make hope your default setting. 

No one said it would be easy. Just put one step in front of the other and start walking towards – A Place Called Hope. 

This is an extract from my blog called – 

POSITIVE EMOTIONS TO RULE YOUR LIFE, 25th May 2020. HOPE – Hasten Overcome Persevere Encourage 

We all need an element of hope in our lives. It creates a sense of purpose, a yearning to realize a certain dream. Don’t perceive it as a daydream or an unfulfilled wish. It can be a powerful emotion if used in a positive way. You all know that lovely feeling you get when you say – ‘I hope.’A flickering of optimism that makes you want to reach out and achieve something in particular. 

Fan that flame of desire with a dose of ‘I can.’ Do something that brings you one step closer to your dream. 

HASTEN. Add a large dose of ‘I will’. 

OVERCOME the first challenge. It’s a simple challenge. You just put one foot in front of the other. Visualize yourself on a chessboard. Do you move forward or sideways to win the game? 

PERSEVERE and do not give up. Hope is with you all the way, pushing you onwards whenever you falter. 

ENCOURAGE yourself to continue, to take the next step and the next. 

Allow that feeling of HOPE to permeate every aspect of your life and never let the flame expire. 

HOPE is the first step 

Towards realizing our dreams, 

The second step is,

Creating, planning – giving hope a physical face, 

Action is the third step, 

Never giving up is the fourth step, 

Courage is the fifth step, 

Faith is the sixth step. 

There is now no turning back, 

Positivity, planning, persistence, 

Allow yourself to hope and dream and achieve. 

©Helena Abrahams 

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson 

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” Christopher Reeve

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  1. And yet another step on the road to fulfilling our hopes and dreams
    Excellent Helena!!!!

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