I came across something that really got me thinking and I thought I would share it with you:
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Every day that we are on this journey can seem like a day too long, particularly when we are facing disappointment. But, Dr. King’s words are a fantastically gorgeous reminder that disappointment is FINITE.
When you think of a disappointment as something that is finite–having bounds or limits, doesn’t it feel a little different?
Do you feel a twinge of hope when you think of it in that way? That perhaps at the edges of disappointment is something truly amazing?
While I don’t want to give you a headache before you have had a cuppa tea or a Bulletproof Coffee (my current fave), I hope to inspire you today and to get you thinking about how considering disappointment in terms of being finite CAN be a source of infinite hope.
Lots of love,
Intrigued? Here’s an exercise to take this to the next level…
If you are struggling with disappointment today, grab a piece of paper or a page in your journal and write:
My disappointment over ________________ is finite.
My disappointment over________________ has limits.
My disappointment over _____________ is not the entire story! (There’s a good part…)
Then write 5 hope inspiring things that could be waiting for you on the “other side” of that disappointment. Yes, 5!
Play with this and let your inspired imagination run wild. Remember, the beautiful logic in Dr. King’s words necessitates that if disappointment is finite, there is PLENTY of room for hope!