Hope (the essential trait)

Light at the end of the Tunnel

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” ~Christopher Reeve

Hope is the light that glimmers in the dark of the unknown. It is the flicker of possibility in the murky depths of the seemingly impossible. It is the reason we kneel in prayer and work to improve our lives and volunteer to help others. It is why we wake up and move forward and dream of better days.

Hope is the brick at the base of happiness. It is the light at the end of the tunnel you can see even when it isn’t really there … yet.

Hope keeps you going when nothing else inspires you to move forward. So keep your hope alive. Feed it a steady diet of faith in the unseen and yet unknown. Let hope wash over you and surround you and carry you when you feel like you’re sinking.

Know all things are possible. Know pain will end. Know things will improve. Keep the hope alive that life is not a punishment, but an opportunity to learn and grow and become something you are not yet but were meant to be.

That, at least, is my hope–that something comes alive and turns on and flickers warmly in the distant, driving your next step forward toward the hope that entices you onward until bathed in the sunlight of confident faith, the realization of a dream and the experience of a long-awaited, but soul-satisfying happiness.

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