Expect to have hope rekindled is a wonderful attitude to have.
And Sarah Ban Breathnach is right about the spring rains. They do come, in time. It’s not easy to wait for the dry season or life’s difficulties to pass. Nor is it easy to hang onto hope when a dry season lasts and lasts.
There are lots of sayings about hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. That’s not bad advice, but in preparing for the worst we sometimes get too focused on the bad outcomes and forget the hope part.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.~Winston Churchill
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.~Richard M. DeVos
Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities.H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Hope is a wondrous thing. It powers the athletes who work to win the race or the game or go to the Olympics. The singer, songwriter, poet, and all creators struggle to put their ideas into their chosen art form because they have hope. Hope is what you whisper when you need that special project to please the boss or that special person you met to find you special, too.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.~Emily Dickinson
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
When life beats us down despair can drown out hope. So, practice hope. Small hopes or big ones, And perhaps you’ll find that when you expect that hope will be rekindled, hope is rekindled.