This month we have been talking about hope in our Big Picture Scrapbooking workshop “A Life Well Crafted – Great Expectations.” Registration closes tomorrow – click here to join us and here if you want to sign up for next month’s workshop called “The Comfort of Color.” Since you can still squeeze in to this month’s, then I thought you might like to get one of the quotes that we sent out during Week 2 of the workshop. It comes from the audio portion of the class and is a quote from Jason himself:
We truly believe that the first step to being happy and successful is just having a little hope that it’s actually possible to do so. In this time of uncertainty and distress, we can and should have hope. We can be happy in spite of the turmoil around us. We can live richly in spite of unemployment. We can find success in spite of dire news reports. All it takes is a little hope in our hearts.
When we choose to approach each day (and sometimes we have to remind ourselves to do so as often as moment by moment) with just a little hope that we can be happy, our chances for achieving that happiness increases dramatically.
Now, we all know that Jason hasn’t really done a scientific study that has helped him arrive at this particular percentage that he quotes. In fact, the running joke in our family is that Jason likes to speak in percentages on a regular basis with no actual statistics to back up his findings at all. You can often find him saying things like, “I would say that there is a 65% chance that I will make it to my appointment on time.” Or even”There is a 40% chance that Cole’s diaper is poopy.” Huh? What’s with the percentages, Jason? Maybe he has an app on his iPhone that converts real life into statistics for him – who knows.
But what I do know is this – hope does matter. And waking up each day, approaching each moment with a little hope really is the key to being successful, happy and living the kind of life we want to live – no matter what our circumstances might be.
So I’m sticking with Jason on this percentage of his. In fact, I might even up it a little bit and say that hope could actually be as much as 95% or 97% of our success. How’s that for scientific facts!
Hope. It matters. And after the last 7 days of living with a raging flu – I am going to say that I even have a little hope today that it might be on it’s way out of here. 58% chance, as a matter of fact. I’ll keep you posted on how the stats are changing as the week progresses….
Happy Download Day!