Misguided Optimism?

While I am becoming more of a realist, my hope, when I go through something difficult (not necessarily illness-based), is that I’ve reached the end of my suffering.

This is why I have such a hard time with hope!

If we all knew that there are even more difficult situations ahead of us (and, really knew it), we might be a little more pessimistic.

I know that any potential optimism I have, is not necessarily some kind of hope that I experience, but it is a lot like my belief in a higher power.

They’re both a test in patience for me!

If I were to permanently lose this optimism in hope and optimism in a higher power, there would probably be a period of intense challenge going on.

And, I don’t know where the chips would end up to be honest.

Do you have situations in your life where a change would make the results largely “unknowable?” Or, is that just life “in general?”

Taking Life One Hour At A Time

For a number of years, I spent a great deal of time looking ahead.

I mean, if I wasn’t reminiscing on my past, I was looking ahead into my future…

So, it has taken me a long time (such a long time in some respects), to begin to root myself in the present—where I “truly” belong!

I have been saying “one day at a time” for years, but I was not really following that sentiment.

Now, I am beginning to take life not only “one day at a time,” but also, “one hour at a time.”

Thus, all of my “preparation” statements have not been in vain!

I can do this! I may not arrive there overnight, but I can get there…

I am not so sure there is a spot for “there,” but I know that there is a feeling for “being” in the present moment.

And, for me, that’s taking life “one hour at a time.”

How about you? How do you take/handle life’s daily challenges?