Hope begins in the dark | MHAM Blogging Challenge

Todays’ prompt: Tell us what the quote means to you.


Hope isn’t something you have because you have proof. It’s a tentative step in the dark. You don’t know the outcome. Many times you don’t even know if there’s solid ground with the next step. Hope isn’t something  you need a lot of. It grows with every step you take.

In terms of migraine, we can hope for a lot of things – fewer side effects, better treatment, a new doctor, sympathetic friends…you get the picture. But what happens when you almost lose hope completely? When things are bleak, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that nothing will works and no one cares. That’s exactly the time when you need hope. Hope is what drives us to get out of bed, to make that phone call, to try one more time.

I’ve been in situations that seemed hopeless, so I understand the urge to give up and resign yourself to a life that never gets any better. There have been times when I stopped trying to get better and just treated attacks as they came.  Yet something kept pushing me to find another doctor or another treatment. Call it fate, God’s plan, whatever you want, I just know I could never accept such a life for very long.

I couldn’t bring myself to imagine a positive outcome. There was this spark of life that drove me to take one small step in the right direction. I think it was hope. As I took each small step toward better health, hope grew. I began to see more possibilities. The future got brighter and my dreams got bigger.

That’s what hope does. It grows the more you act on it.

The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge
is organized by the American Headache and Migraine Association.

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