How many folks remember the movie, Groundhog Day? If you do, then you know that the cynical weatherman, Phil Connors (portrayed by Bill Murray), constantly relived the second day of February, over and over again.
I have an inkling, that many of us, were hopeful that 2022 was going to show up with all its bells and whistles, leaving the last couple of years in its wake. Instead, many of us were left feeling the same way we did when 2021 arrived.
Perhaps, what we have and are doing these last couple of years, is permitting circumstances, out of our control, to prescribe what we should or should not be feeling.
So, how can we bring joy back into our lives? Each and everyone of us needs to feel hopeful. Hope is what brings joy into our lives. Hope is infectious. When we have feelings of hope, we build positivity into our lives, and to those around us. In other words, if we can conceptualize a better state of being and have the tenacity to stick to a plan to move in that direction, we have hope. Think of hope in this manner, hope is the fuel that propels us to carry on.
It is in Romans 12:12, which we find these wonderful words of encouragement, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer”.