Hoping for Hope …

5 Dec

Waking up and looking forward to see what happens next.

That’s what happened this morning.

I know for some people that sort of thing comes natural, like breathing, but for some us we need to put a little extra umph in the situation … especially if you’re more of a night-time person.

Feel Good Friday started with an amazing story I read … something I haven’t finished yet so I’ll keep the details to myself until it’s done. As you all know I’m a slow reader so it may take a while, but I assure you the story is worth it. So when I get to the amazing finish I’ll be sure to clue you in. But for now …

Don’t want to spoil it.

But I will say it’s an underdog story and I’m enjoying the beginning.

In any case I woke up with that feeling. Sometimes I get it from my kids, sometimes I get it from a new Bucket List Adventure, or a race, other times it’s from a show, a movie, a book, a song or my hour-of power-clear-eyes-full-hearts morning routine, because usually anything can happen after that.

So I was grateful for the story, thankful that I had found another something to give me that feeling.

And it’s those somethings that help you through the days when you run into pint-size people or stressful situations. It’s difficult when you’re in the thick of it to think of anything positive, to think of what’s gonna happen next when you’re barely surviving what’s happening now. But I’ve learned that in those situations you hope for what’s gonna happen next just so that you can surpass the moment. And I think it’s that hope that brings the good back in Feel Good Friday. That’s what the story did for me and I think that’s what writing does too.

That’s what I get out of it. The possibility of what’s gonna happen next. Sometimes that creates a frustrating state of writer’s block, but other times things come together so well that hope finally lands on your shoulders.

So for this weekend writers, dreamers, and part-time adventurers I hope for hope.

Have a good one.



8 Responses to “Hoping for Hope …”

  1. susielindau December 6, 2014 at 7:52 AM #

    Go with that good feeling and let it carry you through the day!

    • The Guat December 11, 2014 at 1:16 AM #

      Thanks, this story/book is amazing and it’s totally inspiring me. It gives me the hope for hope feeling.

  2. brickhousechick December 6, 2014 at 8:24 AM #

    Here’s to HOPE, Guat!! Salud!

    • The Guat December 11, 2014 at 1:18 AM #

      Thanks chica! Totally hoping for hope that whole month of November and trying to ride through to the end of the year. With peeps like you visiting me from time to time and fueling this hope I think I’ll make it.

  3. anotherday2paradise December 6, 2014 at 10:51 AM #

    Hoping your weekend is a wonderful one, TG. 🙂

    • The Guat December 11, 2014 at 1:19 AM #

      Thanks it actually was and now I just hope for good days to follow. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Cayman Thorn December 7, 2014 at 6:59 AM #

    Ah yes, pint sized people suck. I had my fill for this month.

    I love how you put the thought . .”it’s those somethings that help you through the days . . .”
    A writers flair going on right there, and throughout this great piece. Beautiful.

    Here’s hoping the hope is in big supply for all of us. Peace.

    • The Guat December 11, 2014 at 1:22 AM #

      Thanks Cayman! Yeah these pint-size people make the holidays so hard …


      But with ten-gallon people like you who stop in to hang out with me every now and then definitely makes up for it. Especially when writers like you hand out compliments like that one … definitely keeps me chugging along. Thanks for the big supply wishes … need it.

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