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31st October, 2022

Once a king announced a death sentence to two convicts.

One of them knew that the king is very fond of his horse. He went up to the king and told him that if you spare my life, I will teach the horse how to fly in the next one year.

On hearing this the king became very happy that he will be the only owner of a horse that flies and spared the life of the convict.

The other convict looked at his friend with surprise and said, “you know that a horse cannot fly, so why did you think of such a stupid idea, you are just delaying your death by one year.”

The other convict replied, “I have given myself five reasons to obtain freedom.

First, The King may die in one year,

Second, the world may come to an end in the next one year,

Third, the horse may die in the next one year,

Fourth, I may die in the next one year due to any reason, and

Maybe, there will be a miracle and I will be able to teach the horse to fly.”

History is full of stories about people who came into hard times, lost hope, and gave up. We rarely come to learn what would have happened with these individuals if they had not given up.

On the flip side we find that history is full of stories of people who also came into hard times, but they made a very different set of choices in their lives. Rather than losing hope and giving up, they chose to pick themselves up, brush themselves off, and continue moving with the hope toward achieving their dreams.

None of us are immune from falling into difficult times. That plight is something we all have in common.

Another thing we all have in common is the ability to choose how we are going to react to the difficult times when they come.

Will we allow them to destroy our hope for the future or will we decide to view them as a learning experience meant to help us as we continue to move forward with hope that the best is yet to come.

The only thing stronger than Fear is Hope and once you choose hope, anything is possible.

Never lose hope even in the worst of circumstances.

Choose Hope,

Let’s start this week with hope of a wonderful future and stay blessed forever.