Hope is a Good Thing!

In one of APN’s post she explains why a particular movie quote is her favorite, as part of the response for a daily prompt.  When I commented with my favorite quote she asked to write about it. So, here it is  🙂

My quote was from the famous movie ‘Shawshank Redemption’ :

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

My first ever post in this blog was titled ‘Hope‘ (dated 26/Nov/2012) . That is how much I believe in this thing called hope.  Then I remembered a post I did earlier about hope, faith and charity. In that too I did reiterate how I always vote for hope. And the same quote came up there too. If you scrounge my posts, you will always see lots of posts which touches the topic of hope in one way or another. That is because in my life, the one and only thing that kept me going through the rough times was hope. Hope that the troubles I am facing will make me a stronger person and eventually  lead me to my destination, even though it may not be the path I wanted to travel. Hope that in the face of all the bad people I encounter, there will be at least one good person to take my hand and guide me through. Hope that with that small candle I will still be able to get close enough to see the light that would point the end of the tunnel. And I have come so far in my life with that belief and have become a much better person. I have had a lot of help from all quarters, no doubt about it at all. But what kept me sane was my hope that things will change for the better. Especially the ones which aren’t in my control. The one’s I can change I either try and change or I just don’t complain. When after all that effort nothing comes through, all I am left with is hope that one day may be my efforts will be paid, and the only thing I can do for now is keep trying. So yeah, I thrive on hope and yes, hope is a good thing and no good thing ever dies, just as Andy believes and lives in that movie.

Tagging this quote for One-Liner Wednesday too.

5 thoughts on “Hope is a Good Thing!

  1. Thanks for this post. That scene is one of my most favourite in the film. I got through rough times with lots of hope too but it was not until after I was through it that I realised that I deeply believe in hope. Thanks for sharing

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