We are delighted to announce a brand new writer with us on the website, “Hope” is the debut piece written by Hanan Adel so we hope you enjoy.

Why worry?

They say someone should hope for the best and expect the worst.

Well frankly, I might disagree with that, at least part of it.

True, hope is all we got. We work hard in our current days in order to live in a better future. But why would we expect the worst?

Someone told me they would feel better expecting the worst than actually getting disappointed when their outcome wasn’t as what they hoped it would be and that their optimism had gone to waste.

So I’m guessing fear.

But what if you get the pleasant outcome you wanted, wouldn’t it be a loss all the negative feelings and ideas you were building in your head? All the energy you lost assuming something that had no basis from the first place?

Let’s say you don’t get the outcome you wanted. And in fact you do get disappointed after all the hard work and effort you put, in this moment, the only thing you should do about it, is smile. Smile only because there is something better out there for you and what you wanted wasn’t planned out for you. No one said it’s going to be easy, but whinning about it and giving up everything else won’t do you any good would it?

You had a plan, but Allah has another plan for you.

There is no such thing as disappointment. There is only: it’s not meant to be. And it’s all for the best. Even if it looks bad, trust me. There is a hidden agenda, it is truly beyond our capability to understand, that everything happens for a reason and some things are good for us even if it shows otherwise.

What we need is hope and optimism. Be optimistic that whatever you do, you will be rewarded, if not now. Soon.

And in most times, it wont work out. Don’t worry. Just truly believe that Allah has a better plan for you and it will come. Soon.

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”

― Laini Taylor

Written by: Hanan Adel


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