For someone who doesn’t like things set in stone, I ironically struggled with faith and hope.
I couldn’t tangibly posses hope. I can’t control hope. I can’t force others to believe in hope. I can’t give hope to someone without them accepting it. Can’t. Can’t. Can’t.
Literally the opposite of faith.
But then, I want faith. I want hope. I want love.
I need them. These three things. To survive and navigate and thrive in this crazy world, a little bit of faith, hope, and love seem to be the ingredients to make it through.
But then, I realized these three virtues are like a gift. I can’t have hope unless I accept it. I have to accept all three into my life if I want them in it.
A gift to be utilized, not just set on the table and expecting it to “work”.
You actually have to use it.
You have to open the packaging. You have to plant the seed of hope. The seed of love. The seed of faith.
You actually have to let it grow by watering it and feeding it. Do things that help you be hopeful. Things that help you show and spread love. Things that help you have faith in yourself, others, and the world.
Believing in hope allows it to manifest. Using faith helps strengthen it. Doing things with love and releasing the things or people that keep you from genuine, honest, authentic love, will let love grow.
So the more I am actually hopeful, the more hopeful I actually become.
The more faith I have in myself and others around me, the more faithful I become.
The more I show and give love, the more open I am to receive love and the more I recognize the things and people that try to distract or take me away from the reality of authentic love.
So where is it? Where are faith, hope, and love?
We all have them. We all have the potential to use them.
We just need to learn, and then do it.