It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Chapter 10, Page 22, Book 16

What's Hope?

Hope is knowing that a positive outcome awaits.
 Hope is not only expecting a dream to come true, but having a deep assurance that it's within your reach.
Hope is saying you can.
 Hope is knowing that you can improve and that you always get better with practice.
Hope is knowing that you can achieve your goals through hard work and persistence.
 Hope is looking to the future with joy and having an expectation of better things to come.
 Hope is the knowledge that life is everlasting, and that miracles happen every day.
Hope is something that never abandons you. Even when your life is filled with sadness and disappointment, a spark remains inside to help you get through the rough times.
Hope is one of God's greatest gifts to you, because it's the magic that inspires you to keep trying, learning, loving, and living.

Author unknown 

October 22 - the gift of hope

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope is described  as the happy anticipation of good things. When hoping for something good to happen to you, you  wake up in the morning excited and expectant about life

With all the changes going on in my life it’s not always easy to keep that happy anticipation flowing.  The good news is that by keep hope alive, I’ve found that my days are getting better.  As long as we live, you and I are always going to be heading somewhere, and we should be enjoying ourselves on the way.

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

There's definitely something about hope that makes people lighthearted and happy. You're not going to be happy if you don't have hope.   Hope believes everything is going to turn out all right. Hope is positive! To enjoy life you must maintain a good, positive attitude. 

When you live every day in anticipation, you let go of the past and move into the future with hope, faith and trust in God. 

Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hopefull, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one's own way.

Victor Frankl

If there is anything in this world that you can be sure of, it is change. Something is always changing.  If we have no hope of seeing change in our situation, change probably isn't going to come.  We need to believe, to have hope, that everything in our lives  that is not right is subject to change!   I know that whatever happens, we can trust in the Lord and trust in the power of hope! 

If your world is filled with darkness, doubt, and fear, just hold on… the light will come.

Memorable moment:  Bright shiny new pavement on a rainy morning which makes it even more evident that we got some much needed road work done on our street. 


betty said...

Without hope I don't think we can live. I liked that poem on hope.


Mevely317 said...

Unfortunately, I can't recall the last time I woke up "excited and expectant about life."
Then again, I'm hopeful both Tom and I are on the road to (physical) recovery. Were it not for hope, I don't see how I might have survived the last 3 years.