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  • Lalena Cooper

It's a New Day

Everyday life can really be overwhelming at times.

Not only for those of us living with a spouse with spectrum disorder, but ALL of us are on a bit of a roller coaster life journey.

The days soaring high above the mountains, instill a feeling of contentment and we rest knowing everything is right in our world. Those times give us strength when the winds suddenly change smashing a deep tsunami of calamity into our world; threatening to entangle us so tightly in circumstances, we sink to the darkest part of our soul and drown.

Through it all, every single day, I NEED to believe there is HOPE.

On my darkest day, in my weakest moment, no matter what my heart maybe feeling, I choose to believe there is HOPE and that I am not alone.

Faith sustains me.

I may lose sight of it for awhile. There are times I focus more closely on my circumstance. I become entangled once again, allowing the truth deep in my soul to be a bit harder to find, but HOPE is always present.


I have a vice-grip on HOPE.

It takes faith. Faith to believe. Faith to trust.

It also takes help! We were not created to be alone!

I am honored to be a part of an AMAZING community. A group just like me. They each face difficult situations but choose HOPE! Each day we encourage and cheer each other in the daily wins and comfort each other when difficult circumstances arise. It feels so good to know I am not alone in this thing called life!

And I'll tell you a secret,

You don't have to go through life alone either!

If you've stumbled across this blog, chances are you love someone on the spectrum, struggle with anxiety or depression or maybe a combination of the three.

I would LOVE to hear your story.

All of it. Your wins and your more difficult days. Sometimes it helps just getting it off your chest.

Your story matters.

You matter.

You are FABULOUS and unique.


Getting to know you would be so much FUN!

I love FUN!

You can comment below or email me at

Also those Hope*Writers I mentioned would love to hear your story too. We are a community a who write about hope, who value encouragement and practical advice about writing as a craft, business, and calling.

I'm on my way to meet a few of them in person for my first writers workshop as I write this quick poorly formatted post from my airplane seat.

I can't wait to hear your story!

HUGS beautiful!

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