Jana we discovered that Hope means, Hold On, Pain Ends....
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR MIND IS SO POWERFUL, IT CONTROLS WHAT HAPPENS AROUND YOU?
Think about this, you wake up in the morning and feel unhappy, nearly throw your phone away cause of the alarm, stub our toe on your way out of bed, ...and the whole day will go on and on with a series of negative things happening. at the end of the day, "leo imekuwa siku mbaya...!" ("today has been a terrible day!" )
Then there are those days that you get up happy and looking forward to the day. The sun seems to shine just right, you are feeling beautiful/ handsome, nothing seems to go wrong- and even if it does, it doesn't lower your confidence.
THAT, IS THE POWER OF THE MIND.
Teach yourself that even in the darkest of moments, you can and will stay positive, then, you will start to see the fruits of your positivism.
When the going is really tough, rather than mope about how tough it is, hope about the AFTER.
Talk about how good you will feel when this is all over.
Smile about how strong you are because few could go through what you are going through and remain hopeful for the brighter day ahead.
HOPE- that holding on, NOT looking down, POSITIVELY HOLDING ON, KNOWING, THAT THE PAIN WILL END.