My hopes are dashed, ONLY for now that is! – BTM
At any point I am hoping for something. Hope keeps me going. When my hopes are dashed, I start hoping from that new situation. So I find that no matter what, I always have some hope. So hopelessness does not exist for me.
When things get bad, I realise things could have been worse. When things get worse, I remember that it’s not the worst. But when things are at their worst, I only need to remember that nothing stays the same forever. If things are at their worst, the good news is that they certainly can’t get worse! That’s enough for me to have some hope.