It comes in like a lullaby.
Quiet at first but so melodical that you recognize it.
It calms you down and it gets you through another day.
It almost feels like it is coming from really far away, from a different place.
Outside of earth.
I am talking about Hope.
The most precious feeling especially for those of us who have been struck by loss.
For every person who feels the burden of grief.
For every kid, adult, mother, father, sister, brother, friend.
For everyone who has lost the sound of the lullaby.
I am here to tell you that it is still with you.
Even when nothing is left, and we feel like we have no more guts, courage or even strength to keep going we find Hope still there.
I think God is Hope.
I think the Universe is Hope.
I think knowing where we come from and where we are heading is Hope.
Knowing what we are made of is Hope.
And you are made of something divine.
Something so intelligent.
Hope is part of that intelligence and outwardly experience.
If you are having a hard day, week, month, year I am going to ask you to remember that we were made to feel hope in our darkest moments.
We hear the lullaby in the dark.
On the ground.
With nobody there to take care of us. With no money. No plan B.
That is when Hope will come and play her melody.
And when Hope isn’t there anymore, it means that whatever is taking place we are able to get ourselves through.
I just wanted to write about Hope today.
It’s a busy time. It’s the fall.
It’s a lot of things.
I know you may be on your knees.
And I hope this letter finds you when you need it the most.
With so much hope for every dark moment,
Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, The Life Starters and Star Letters. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and is currently working on her second book on expanding the mind in ways that allows co-creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life. You can find more information on her website and follow her on FB or Twitter.
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