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Stories of Hope!

Hi all,


Here at RO we are one big community, this means helping eachother out when we need to. So... This thread is an opportunity to help out other people by posting stories of hope. A little hope can go a long way. The goal is for people to look at this thread when they are feeling like they need some hope in their life, and that it will inspire them to push on when they are feeling low.



Post stories here that will give others going through a tough time hope Smiley Happy


You could write about:


1. How you achieved your goals

2. How you overcame something

3. What you are hopeful for at the moment

4. Why you think hope is important

5. Post a picture/quote that inspires hope


What if you fly.jpg


Get posting!!



Re: Stories of Hope!

About 6 weeks ago I think it was, there was an incident with my Mum. I didn't feel safe to go back to my house and it really really scared me. I posted here on RO and got a lot of help and wise words. I went back home after a few days and started put in place things to protect me and so far there has no more incidents. I feel a bit safer now that I've dealt with that situation and put safety barriers in place.
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: Stories of Hope!

I find Nelson's Mandela's life and work to inspire me with hope. He was an activist for black rights in South Africa under the apartheid regime, and was imprisoned for nearly 20 years! But he never gave up hope, and he never gave in to hate. 


"On February 11, 1990, the South African government under President de Klerk released Mandela from prison. Shortly after his release, Mandela was chosen deputy president of the ANC; he became president of the party in July 1991. Mandela led the ANC in negotiations with de Klerk to end apartheid and bring about a peaceful transition to nonracial democracy in South Africa.

In April 1994 the Mandela-led ANC won South Africa’s first elections by universal suffrage, and on May 10 Mandela was sworn in as president of the country’s first multiethnic government. He established in 1995 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which investigated human rights violations under apartheid, and he introduced housing, education, and economic development initiatives designed to improve the living standards of the country’s black population."

From Britannica's entry on Nelson Mandela

Mandela, Nelson [Credit: Mirrorpix/Everett Collection]


Re: Stories of Hope!

At the start of this year I was pretty nervous and unsure about speaking to on video and to new people, it was a big thing I hated! But a few months ago I got asked to speak on video about my apprenticeship and how's it's benefited me, it was going to be shown to school kids who were thinking of taking a similar path to me. I put my worries aside about it and just did it, despite feeling a little uneasy at first. No way would I have done that at the start of the year!! It made me feel really proud and I hope someone out there gained something out of it.
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: Stories of Hope!

Awesome thread @Lahna!


Whilst I don't have any stories that I can think of, I do have lots and lots of pictures. Unfortunately most are saved on my computer. However, I did find this one today. Smiley Happy


My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

Re: Stories of Hope!

Ever since this thread came up I have been thinking and thinking about a story or some piece of inspiration that brings hope in me.


I cannot believe it has taken me this long to realise - my comment signature is the quote that brings me hope in the toughest times!!!

I wish I knew who said it...



|| Life runs in cycles, the wheel never stops turning, no matter how dark the night morning comes, no matter how cold the winter, spring comes. When you feel despair know that the wheel is turning, joy will come. ||