Don’t Lose Hope

By Rogan Smith |
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How many times have you heard people say that you shouldn’t lose hope because everything happens for a reason? I know it sounds clichéd, but guess what? It’s true. Everything does happen for a reason.

While it may be hard to see the silver lining, especially now during these rough economic times, there is always tomorrow.

Things are bound to happen in our lives that will make us feel frightened about the future. Some of us don’t know where the next meal is going to come from, or if we’ll be able to pay our bills or provide for our children. Many of us are anxious because we don’t know when we’ll be able to go back to work. If you’re a business owner, you’re worried about your employees, many of whom have become like family. Right now, many of you feel helpless. 

We worry so much about tomorrow that we don’t enjoy the present. It’s entirely understandable. No one likes uncertainty. But, we have to be careful that we don’t lose hope in the process.

Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Not having hope is not an option. We must all hope that things will return to normal soon. We must hope that we will emerge from this economic downturn stronger, wiser and willing to work harder than we ever have before. 

Right now we should be planning for the future, not being frightened by it. If you’re home and not working at this time, this is the time to plan for all the things you want to accomplish in the coming months. 

This is also the time to reset your mind, body and spirit. These are the things few people have an opportunity to do because they are so busy working.

Lessons Learned

These tough times were designed to teach us a lesson. This current pandemic has taught us things that many people were just too stubborn to learn.

We’ve learned to be grateful for that job we complained about. We’ve learned just which one of our friends is truly there for us during tough times. We’ve learned how to protect our families during a crisis and hopefully we have learned the lessons God has for us to learn.

It may take a while for things to return to normal and I know no one will forget this moment in time for as long as they live. But, in order to keep going and keep your head above turbulent waters, you can’t lose hope. 


This Bahamian Gyal

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