“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and do the right thing, the dawn will come” ~Anne Lamot. Illustrated in the novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas uses the character of Edmond Dantès to portray that even in a dark place you can still have hope.
In the darkest of places, with God, hope shines through. Confirming this statement, “I lay aside my pride before God, who has taken me from nothing to make me who I am” (385). He became nothing, but he had hope and he laid everything down for God. Doing this took him from nothing, and made him who he is today. As well as, “God offered you a miracle, when … God sent you a fortune in the midst of your deprivation.” In the midst of his deprivation, despair, and distressfulness God sent some hope his way, sent him a miracle. When you are in a dark place God will be by your side giving you hope if you are willing to take it.
You have to go through a dark place to experience supreme bliss, bringing hope. An example, “Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss … He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.” Sometimes it takes going through that dark place or a supreme grief to know and achieve ultimate happiness and bliss. This gives you the hope to keep pushing through, knowing that one day you will find, know, achieve, and experience a blissful and auspicious life. How could you know you are euphoric if you have never experienced misery and despair? Once you experience that rock bottom, there is a great amount of hope, because it can only get better from there.
“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again” ~Flavia Weedn, because, God helps those who persevere. Just because everything goes wrong, that doesn’t mean lose hope and give up. It actually means the opposite, keep hope, push through, and you’ll make it through. Alexandre...
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