We are so honored to be with you each day sharing hope. Our outreach has grown at a tremendous pace. We are averaging over 100 new subscribers a day. We just past 103,200 in followers. That’s because people are searching for hope and we provide it.
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Doug Bolton, the founder of Signs of Hope, is writing a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It reaches out the military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, PTSD, and many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides every day. That is almost one every hour. We need to help stop those statistics. Be looking for more updates about the new book.
+ Update! The book has been sent to my editor recently. Now I wait and see how many red marks she will have in it. 🙂
There will be some incredible interviews with veterans in this book. Up to twenty different veterans agreed to let me ask them some very personal questions. Some answers will have you in tears.
“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”
Wrong! Unless you have a bulletproof heart, words can destroy many of us.
Things we say can cause depression, anxiety, fear, failure, and thoughts of Suicide.
Birds chirp, dogs bark, but we speak and what we say has meaning both negative and positive.
Think about this:
- You words are like an MRI. They can be the most important indicator where your heart really is.
- Your words have to power to build up or tear down.
Don’t get me wrong, we may be doing the wrong things with what we say, but we are often on the receiving end.
I have been beaten down to the core of this earth with hurting words. I fell into the muck and mire of self pity, and almost drowned.
Let me ask you something: If you had an app that can off you hearing aides, would you do it? This pertains to me since I have hearing loss. However, they really do have a way to turn off you hearing aides, and believe I have done it before.
We wouldn’t have to worry about being verbally beaten down if we all decided that we need to change our way. We ALL need to look in the mirror and see what we don’t like, and what we do like. We need to work on fixing what we do not like.
We also need to listen to God, who knows us better than anyone else. He can guide us to be good examples to others.
As a side note, I have a couple of quotes for you to ponder:
” You are braver than you believe; stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
“Never give up in something you want. It’s difficult to want, but it’s more difficult to regret.”
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!