It is not unusual to find yourself feeling down in the dumps. However, all too often we let our hope slip away. When this happens you may find yourself spiraling deeper and deeper into a severe depression. Unfortunately, that too is all too common in our society.
Thankfully, you do not have to let yourself linger in a hopeless place. Instead, you can find the support and encouragement that you need all around you. The key is that you have to ask for what you need.
Asking for help is difficult for many people, and you are not alone if you are struggling to do it. Many people feel that asking for help is actually a burden to those around them or showing a sign of weakness. That couldn't be further from the truth.
It takes courage and strength to ask for help when you need it. Additionally, the people around you want to help. Too often they are not sure what they can or should do to help restore your hope. By asking them for what you need you are validating your relationship with them as well as giving them hope that they are helpful to you.
When you lose your hope you may not know exactly what you need. The good news is that you do not have to know exactly what you need in order to ask for help from your loved ones. Sometimes simply saying that you are blue and not sure what you need is enough to get the support that you are missing. Many times you can find your hope again through a simple smile, a hug, or a kind word from someone who is special to you.
You may not need a physical person to help show you that hope is available. In actuality, many people find their hope in their faith. In today's society many people get bogged down with their day-to-day duties and forget that they have their faith to turn to.
Often looking into yourself and your faith, you may be surprised at the wellspring of hope that you find within it. Sometimes your hope is merely hidden underneath all the stresses that you have swirling around in your life. The key is to truly focus on what you're looking for so that you can truly see that it is well within your grasp.
Losing your hope does not have to be something that completely derails you. It is also not something that you have to live with. Instead, if you have the courage to ask for the support that you need you will find your hope renewed and stronger than ever.
By realizing that you have everything that you need at your fingertips will help you to remain strong and hopeful through the curve balls that may be thrown at you as the days pass you by. Remember that hope is available.
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