Hopeless or hopeful?

United States
December 30, 2006 2:25pm CST
Do you ever feel like you are hopeless? Or are you always seeing the glass half full? A friend told me that she heard that the glass is always full. Because it's always full of air, even if there is only some liquid in it. How do you deal with situations where it looks like nothing will ever change?
4 responses
@shirgie (230)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Situations sometimes appear hopeless but I haven't ever felt hopeless. Hope is the thing that keeps us humans going. Those of us who believe in God have an extra big helping of hope. I have been in the situation where I didn't feel like anything would change. I did what I felt was the right thing to do. In my case, I cried myself to sleep a long time until things got better. I have found that doing the right thing has always given me hope that things will improve. Knowing what the right thing to do is, is the trick of course. Here is hoping for some hope to come your way.
• United States
15 Jan 07
Hope is very important and valuable. Times that have been the worst were also when I had the least amount of hope.
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
The banks and financing companies tell us we have too much debt ratio to get a new mortgage on our house. It's not that we have increased our spending radically. It's that our income has decreased radically due to changes in both my health and my husbands. Right now we are waiting to hear from ANOTHER mortgage company that thinks they can help us, but I don't have hope. I am waiting for my disability benefits which should provide some relief....Some days, especially when creditors call, I feel pretty hopeless. When I am sure to remember the love of God and my family, I feel better.
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• United States
10 Jan 07
I hope things have gotten better for you. Yes the love of God is a wonderful thing.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
30 Dec 06
glass is half full - dealing with the struggles in life can lead to depression and anxiety and viewing a glass as half empty can sometimes be a healthy thing.
Since we had a housefire a couple of years ago and things went from bad to worse fairly quickly, I threw myself into working. When at work I thought nothing of my homelife after about a year and was able to find balance. Since I had no other choice that to keep doing the family thing, work thing, garden thing etc I managed to work through the darkest times. Even though we are not still yet on our feet and back to square one which is all I am hoping for, we do have a bit of light showing at the end of the tunnel. So to speak.
• United States
3 Jan 07
Balance is a very important thing. I know I need more of it. I'm trying to do more and complain less but I'm not sure it's working.
• United States
30 Dec 06
Situations like that are difficult to deal with. I went through one like that not so long ago and I don't know how I survived. I do try to look at things as half full but it's hard.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
Sometimes it is helpful to know that it is something you must go through. That there is an end to a situation and light at the other end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, some situations there is no end in sight.