June 7, 2013

Never Lose Hope

“Hope is essential for parents of addicts.  Through hope, we keep a connection with our loved ones, no matter how far they’ve fallen.  Hope is fragile and it’s a choice, but it will be my choice.” ~ Libby Cataldi

Hope -- 100PedalsHope is not just for parent of addicts.  It is for everyone who has a loved one in a struggle.  It is for everyone who has a desire or a dream unfulfilled.  It is for everyone who is going through their own personal battle.

Hope is a choice.  It is a reflection of your love for that person or yourself. It is a reflection of your belief that there is a better future out there.

Hope always seemed to be one of the last rungs on the ladder to hang on to before falling into that dark, painful hole known as despair.

Whether I was dealing with my son’s addiction or struggling to discover the path for my life, hope is the last stop before the “I give up” train arrives.

In the early stages of the 100Pedals experience, I submitted a post titled “The Power of Hope.”  In it I shared that hope is about never giving up.

Regardless of what is going on in our lives or our past experiences and failures, we must never lose sight of who we are and what our passion and purpose are.  Hope is not a strategy and we cannot win on hope alone; however, without hope we have nothing left to fight against quitting.  Never lose hope – never give up.

Hope is fragile.  It is a choice.  It is a commitment.  I choose to never lose hope.  For once I do, it means there is nothing left.  I cannot going to allow myself to go there.

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.