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Hope For The Hopeless

Hope is the most powerful motivating force that helps people to overcome the difficult times and thus make their life less miserable. In the ups and downs of life, you need a guiding force to keep you moving towards your goals, inch by inch, against all hurdles and setbacks. Hope keeps you at your feet even in the worst circumstances and makes you more stronger to face the challenges of life.


Face Value

Ted Engstrom in HIGH PERFORMANCE (Here’s Life Publishers, 1988) tells the story of a trusted advisor of President Abraham Lincoln who
recommended a candidate for Lincoln’s cabinet. Lincoln declined and when asked why, he said, “I don’t like the man’s face.”

“But the poor man is not responsible for his face,” his advisor insisted.

“Every man over forty is responsible for his face,” Lincoln replied, and the prospect was considered no more.

That makes me want to look into a mirror! It’s always been a comfort to me that I am BEHIND my face. I can look at something else.


You Have A Chance

Charles Revson, founder of the successful cosmetic manufacturing firm Revlon, once said, "In our factory we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope."

We could use a little more hope. I think that is why people buy lottery tickets. One poor mother, who was raising her children on a small salary earned from long hours of hard work, was asked, "Why do you waste your money on a lottery ticket when you can hardly make
ends meet?"

"Yeah, I buy a ticket every day," the woman acknowledged. "But a dollar is not too much to pay for 24 hours of hope."


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