Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Cheshvan | October 2023 | Page 6




How many optimists do we have here ? When you have a bad day , do you typically feel like things will turn around to get better ? Or do you tend to fall into a state of despair and hopelessness ?
I ’ ve had some very , very bad days . Even though I consider myself an optimist , there are some days when I don ’ t know whether or not the circumstances will change for the better . I hope things will get better , but if I am honest with myself , many times in my life I have lost hope .
Have you lost hope before ?
Think about those times when you have sunk into despair . It is a scary and devastating state . Maybe some of you right now are going through situations that are challenging your ability to have any hope that they will improve .
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