Words of Hope
“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.” Samuel Johnson
- “Pleasure” is defined as enjoyment or satisfaction derived from what is to one’s liking; gratification; delight.
- “Hope” is defined as the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.
- Jumping from pleasure to pleasure becomes a very empty life pretty quickly.
- The entire focus of living for pleasure alone is on ourselves and our satisfaction. Living from hope to hope can also be very self-focused but that also will become an empty life.
- The most happy lives are those that seek to help others. (Study: Doing Good Makes You Feel Good)
- “I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.” John D. Rockefeller
- “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12) Pleasure gives the feeling of fulfillment for a short period of time, but hope will sustain us and keep us moving forward for a long time.
- “Sooner or later you realize that real fulfillment comes only from helping others. All of the rest is just temporary.” Elie Tahari
- “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
- True hope is found in things outside of ourselves. I believe true hope is only found in faith in Jesus Christ.
Live your life in hope for what is yet to come and in the joy of all you’ve been given. Rest in the knowledge that you are loved beyond measure by the Creator of the universe and He has made a way for you to be with Him forever, both here and for eternity. Make your life matter by taking these truths and then giving the hope and knowledge to others.
~ Joanna Lynn