Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Hope - The Eternal Survivor

When we are beaten or suffer a setback in our lives, we feel discouraged and want to give up. The temptations to slide into hopelessness are many. Being pessimistic about hope will only help bring about that which we fear.

Every person has a responsibility to be hopeful. Each of us can choose to dream a future for ourselves that is different or better than the present. Each of us can develop the strength to move steadily to our ‘dream future’ doing what we can along the way to model for others the change we wish to bring about in the world. True hope is action oriented and not just a dream or an illusion. Active hope inspires and energizes the will to overcome obstacles. Hope provides the impetus to begin new journeys. Hope without action cannot endure.

When we hope for new unlimited potential, it brings to the fore the immense choice of new beliefs and a new understanding of life and new hopes in the form of hope of creativity, of authenticity and diversity, and the hope of community. Hope comes from a new story. Never leave hope…because hope leads the way to your future.

Pep Quote

"Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them." -- William James

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