Friday, September 08, 2006

I want to share a bit with you....

One of my all-time favorite song lines: "I got a little hope here in my pocket, wanna share a bit with you...."

This is kind of my main hope (haha) for this blog. I get overwhelmed almost daily by all the bad stuff of life: emptiness, loneliness, poverty, disease, injustice, futility, abuse, materialism, yada yada yada. Sometimes it truly gets me down and it's hard to see the good, the bright side. But there is always this glimmer of something else, no matter how bad things get. There's hope. I'm a diehard optimist 99% of the time because I believe seeing the good and keeping that light of possibility is crucial. Crucial for happiness, and just for accomplishing anything. I love hope. It makes life worth living.

I can honestly say without hope, I wouldn't want to be here. There would be no point. So what do I hope for? What do I hope in? I hope in something more, something greater than this rat race of life. I hope I am something more than a beaker of water with a bunch of solutes poured in. I hope in true joy with something or someone bigger than myself. I find my hope in God.

"We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his hold name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you." -Psalm 33:20-22

Of course, I won't always use this blog to post cheesy digressions seen through rose-colored glasses. I think I'll use this blog mostly to get some thoughts out of my head. I'll probably use it to deal with issues that bother me. I likely use it to rant on some of the bad things I mentioned earlier. I'll probably spend a big part of it sharing my dreams, goals, and ideals with whoever is reading. And I may just use it to update people who care on my life since I recently moved 900 miles from anything I've ever known. I should apologize on the forefront that I get a little melodramatic when I write. Sorry. But please post your comments and tell me what you're thinking! I'd love to hear from you.


Anonymous said...

i like your writing, dill...very inspiring! if i get bogged down with the "bad" stuff in life, please remind me that tomorrow is another day...i'll do the same for you! see you at tina's party!


Nathan said...

how exciting, you have a blog. hopefully you'll do a better job of writing in yours than I do in mine.

Amy said...

Wow, Sarah! You packed a lot into that first post! The "beaker of water with a bunch of solutes poured in" comparison got my attention. Without Christ, without hope, I guess that is just what we are. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts as we push through this first year of nursing!