A direct translation of the isiXhosa and isiZulu expression is ‘Hope does not kill’. This is advice to hold on to, carry with you and embrace. It is holding on to better days ahead and that it will all be well with perseverance and persistence. It is in the understanding of that with all the negativity you may face always hold on to hope.
Dr. Dale Archer from Psychology Today magazine stated that hope originates from the heart, not the brain. Hope is what inspires us to work towards overcoming the challenges we face in life. Hope is patience, hope is aspiring, hope is believing.
What are your thoughts on hope and how do you keep hoping? We’d love to know.