I met with my doctor, Dr. Goslin, this week. She gave me the facts and yet filled me with hope. I wanted to know how much further my health will decline before I see the end. She let me know that I probably will not have to deal with anything other than what I am already dealing with. I guess that gave me some hope that things won’t get much worse. It seems gruesome but when you are in my position, I will take the win any way I can get it!
I am not telling you to say, “everything will be alright”, because you have no way of knowing that to be the case. Instead, I want you to share any reasons for hope that you can muster. For example, “I am here for you” can go a long way toward offering a glimmer of hope in the midst of a terrible situation. Sometimes simply knowing that someone is willing to make the journey alongside us offers hope.
You never know how your perseverance is impacting someone else.