I wrote this poem below “Life is Like Hiking a Mountain” back in 2013. When I wrote it, the poem was to give people encouragement to get through tough challenges, struggles and move towards achieving their goals. I am sharing the poem again because so many people are hurting and really need some hope to get through all the tragedies which have happened throughout the world.
The burning question is why do bad things happen? I can’t answer that burning question, but I am not going to give up, that this world can change for the better, and we can’t give up on that! I think it is time we make a positive shift towards creating kindness and moving away from criticizing and judging people. Look at the positive in people and lift them up instead of tearing them down.
It’s Time to Create Hope
If each person reading this post or watching this video decides to do their part, to encourage and lift up people, just maybe, it will create a positive difference and bring back hope to someone who is hurting, and give them the feeling that someone truly cares. Hurting people hurt others, isn’t it time to reach out and stop the pattern of despair, hate and anger? I want to see loving kindness, smiles and laughter instead of anger, hate and malicious talk. Let’s take that precious step to make a shift and change this world with loving kindness. 🙂 ~ Patti
Self-Reflecting Question: Are you ready to start making a positive difference and create hope for the hurting?
Please feel free to share your experiences of creating hope and inspiring others.
Life is Like Hiking a Mountain
Sometimes you’re moving forward. Sometimes you’re moving backwards. Sometimes you side step. Sometimes the trail is rough and rocky. Sometimes the trail is just plain flat. Sometimes there are curves that strike you when you least expect it. Sometimes there is shifting sand. Sometimes you feel like you are going round in circles and just don’t know how to stop the detour. You may have lost your way and need a compass (a coach) to get you back on the right path. Other times you’re moving upward and everything is going good. Then there are times you are physically and emotionally exhausted and want to give up, but you continue to move forward because you see the peak in the distance. This gives you just enough inspiration to keep moving forward.
You may stumble over rocks (obstacles). You get bruised but you pick yourself up, brush yourself off and keep moving forward. There are times when you start sliding down the mountain but you continue to push upward. You finally reach the top (your goal). You look all around and down below. You see the beauty and realize it was worth all of your struggles through the rough rocky terrain. You cherish and savor this moment with a smile. You have clarity and recognize it was worth the pain and sacrifice to get there. As you reflect on this journey you now know it was well worth every precious step. ~ by Patti Oskvarek
10 thoughts on “It’s Time to Create Hope”
Lovely blog and poem Patti! I agree that we should all do our bit and be less judgemental, and whenever we get the opportunity to lift others up
I enjoyed this post and poem about what for me depicts life’s journey. Thank you for sharing.
Great Blog Patti, I think many of us who have went through the really tough times or who are still going through tough times but don’t let it define us. Are naturally the inspiration, we are far more compassionate. By simply being or sharing our experiences we are the inspiration.
Your message is a much needed one in a world where negativity makes so much news! Thank you
Thank you Rebecca! 🙂
Thank you Eileen for sharing and your wonderful insight. 🙂
Thank you Steve for your comments.
Thank you Anna for sharing and yes if we all do our part of less judgment and more opportunities to lift others up what a difference it would make.
Lovely post and great analogy!
Thank you Karen! 🙂