One of my favourite films is Hope Floats, starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr. I love it because it’s a gentle film with insightful moments, particularly Sandra Bullock’s narrative at the end about allowing time for hope to float to the surface.
Yes, if we are generally well physically, emotionally and mentally, hope usually does float to the surface, but you can also nudge it along, getting it to surface faster so that you feel better quickly.
In the Resilience Hub this week is a video with 6 things you can do right now (that won’t cost you any money) to help hope float for you.
One thing you can do right now as you read this if you are feeling despair is to look and see if you are hunched over. If you are, I invite you to sit up straight, take a huge deep breath, and look up and out at the sky. Notice its infinity. Notice that no matter how long you search you can’t see the edge of it. Do you feel hope floating up? I hope so and I send you my heartfelt wish for you to feel more hopeful any time you choose.