Posted by: Judy | July 13, 2012

Chapter 14 review…

Hope. I really need to remember to read my own chapters more often.

I was rereading it and realized it probably sounded preachy to some people, which was not my intention. However, I have to come back to the main purpose of the book: It’s the book I wish I’d read when I started counseling. Me. This is for me. I need this.

Separating me from my faith would be like trying to make bread without flour.

I hope others who read the chapter are able to glean something of benefit.

Funnily enough, there was a time when I wanted to be able to read a book and be done with it, at least the self-help variety. There are plenty of fictional books I’ve read over and over. I’m looking forward to working through the rest of the chapters in this book, but I want to go back and revisit some of the earlier chapters.

Life did not turn out the way I’d hoped; it’s turned out ever so much better. Because I never hoped to be truly healthy. I didn’t believe the problem was all that bad. Now, I know better, and I’m learning so much. With the knowledge I had before, I couldn’t be truly happy because I was trying to live a lie. I’m much happier living the truth. There’s hope for an even better and brighter future, even as my future grows shorter. I’m only required to live in this moment, and I’m hoping for more, with the sure knowledge the hope will be more realistic if I back it up with hard work. I’m not afraid of hard work anymore. It isn’t hard work when it’s what you want to do more than anything else.


  1. You discovered the truth in the old saying, “Find a job you love and you never work a day of your life.” Hope is something you shared with me on the Cookie girl card. The hope to move forward. Hugs. Ruth

    • (((Ruth)))

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