Unveiling Hope

A candid look behind the veil

Whether it’s due to a bad day, grief, or depression, most people have felt lonely. I suffer from major depressive disorder so I am quite familiar with a deep and lagging feeling of being alone. Sometimes it seems to take on a life of its own – it grips on with its long and mighty tentacles and won’t let go. …

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Recently, a friend and I were having a heartfelt talk when suddenly she said, “Let your love out, Hope.”  Hmm, I thought to myself, what have I been doing up to now? What does it say about you, or your capacity to love when your friends think you’re holding back during a heart-to-heart discussion no less? …

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I could not speak, though much to say, Words failed . . . thoughts assailed. Who would I tell anyway?   My pride, my heart, the hurt . . . I wailed. I knelt. I cried. I tried to pray. No matter what – I tried and failed.   Left to feel . . . alone . . …

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If you Google the word “lonely” the results are, inevitably, a list of more than 172 MILLION are returned in .26 seconds. By the time I’m through writing this post, it might be even higher. Many people believe that being alone and being lonely are synonymous. In fact, they are not. Being alone is a choice …

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