WHEN HOPE ELUDES YOU



There are days when we are sad and cannot find peace from within.
It is the struggle from day to day, the not knowing how well we can cope,
that makes this struggle so very unpredictable, and difficult to forecast.
No matter how tough the bad days are, we have to always fight for hope.

There is tragedy all around us, in every newspaper, on every news forecast.
We cannot think that our tragedy is the first or worst, nor will it be the 
last.
We are alive, and for that we must be grateful and continue to live our 
life.
Some days are just so painful that we are tempted to contemplate it as our 
last.

During those times of intense pain, reach out to a friend and hold on tight..
Everybody needs love and support, sometimes just more severely and often.
There is great regret when you let life's problems make you want to give up.
I assure you there is no glory or victory in volunteering for a premature 
coffin.

So no matter how bad times may now seem, hold on to the positive in your 
life.
Bad days have a way of drifting away and one day it will be difficult to 
recall.
Broken hearts have an amazing way of healing, so this pain is really 
fleeting.
Everyone gets occasionally discouraged, but only you can prohibit your 
fall.

by: Debbie Wilson
    6-29-96