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  1. M
    Mike

    My hope is grounded in the saving work of Jesus, both for the remission of my sins and for the showing of my character. He provides a far surer foundation for this work than any I’ve been able to lay for myself.

    3 years ago
  2. Elaine

    Bold, whip smart climate justice champs going to COP 26 to take-no-prisoners.

    3 years ago
  3. Buieoc

    Hope is a constant for my life. I write, “I hope for… Then I fill in the blank. Hope for a time i can see my sisters that I don’t know where they live. My biggest hope is that my DH Joseph will be able to have an operation on his right foot and ankle. Joseph broke his ankle July 23 2018. Due to problems his ankle has turned to the left. Joseph is unable to walk by himself. My hope for Julie is that I will STOP EATING EXTRA JUNK FOOD WHEN UPSET. I ask God to give me strength and with strength comes hope. I have hope that the negative voices from mom, dad, Diana and Molly my family I was born into end. Today i hope that my friend will be able to move back into her home. The bathtub overflowed. The overflow of the bathtub has allowed me to let Jonene do what she needs with the problem. I hope that I will take care of me first. WHY??? I am the wife/caretaker for DH Joseph.. My Catholic faith gives me hope that each moment of each day will be a better time. Joseph and I hope that we will stay strong and grow and love each other and each moment of the pandemic in California I hope whomever reads my post will have hope.

    3 years ago
  4. C
    Ceanan

    “Hope” is the thing with feathers –
    That perches in the soul –
    And sings the tune without the words –
    And never stops – at all – Emily Dickinson.

    I could name over 100 things that give me hope in this vast world, but today I shall only name one. When I wake up in the morning and I open my eyes to a white wall the first thing I take in is the silence. The silence is what gives me hope. Now you’re probably thinking, huh? The silence? Yes, the silence! The silence tells me that it’s another day where I get to sit and think about the future that I want for myself and the silence gives me an idea of what i want my day to be like, peaceful. The silence tells me that with all the violence and hatred in this world the storm is going to calm and the oceans shall stop roaring at the shores. In the event of all those thing peace and quietness will prevail. The silence will prevail. Now I know people may think I’m just some pathetic, 13 year old trying to find my place…but little do they know I’ve already found my place. It’s among the silence. THE SILENCE IS MY HOPE!!!

    3 years ago
    1. Sandra

      Beautifully written, Ceanan. Thank you for sharing this 😊

      3 years ago
  5. devy

    When I open my eyes first thing in the morning and feel gratitude for being alive and being able to experience another wonderful day. Referring to this forum every day gives me hope that we as group can spread kindness, love and compassion..

    3 years ago
    1. Buieoc

      Gratitude or being grateful is important in my life. Thanks for mentioning gratitude

      3 years ago
  6. Sandra

    This community gives me hope. My family gives me hope, and my own resilience. I fall down and I get back up. It may take a little time but I get there. The beauty in the world. The capacity to learn. Each new day 🌞

    3 years ago
  7. Don Jones

    The web of life and its regenerative power and witnessing acts of Love.

    3 years ago
  8. Cathie

    The start of each new day.

    3 years ago
  9. J
    JDS

    My profession in the medical field has given me so much hope for science and the vaccine to fight this pandemic.
    I am going for my booster injection today and I am full of gratitude for the scientists who were involved in creating this vaccine.
    ♥️

    3 years ago
  10. pkr

    My daughter.
    Mother Nature.
    The beautiful colors of Autumn.
    Poetry.
    Resilence. Those that exhibit resilient behavior after sorrow, tragedies.

    3 years ago
  11. Pilgrim

    Those who take climate change seriously and are working toward creative and long-lasting solutions.

    3 years ago
  12. Carol

    That even when I find myself in the middle of a storm, I can see the good in myself and others.

    3 years ago
  13. SK

    The sunlight in the trees; the sunrise colors; the crisp fall air; the voice of my brother.

    3 years ago
  14. Y
    Yram

    The rhythms of nature. The anticipation of difference.

    3 years ago
  15. Patricia

    A good night of sleep. The restorative power of it makes the new day look different in its possibilities.

    3 years ago
    1. Linda

      Amen to this!

      3 years ago
  16. Cintia

    When I look the sky.
    The sunny days, raining days.
    Seed and the tree.
    Birds – their sounds.
    Books and a cup of tea

    3 years ago
  17. Ed Schulte

    The fact the Life IS and is a never ending sequence of expanding awareness of what Life IS eliminates any need for something to “give hope”. To expect hope is to deny that one IS “The Life , The Way and The Truth” as Joshua Emanuel so elequently explained what Life IS 2000 years ago.

    ‘The Daily Word’ repeats that advice

    “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your Life.”

    OMAR KHAYYAM

    3 years ago
  18. Maurice Frank

    Everything changes. Present conditions will not last forever.

    3 years ago
  19. Nelson

    Waking up every morning and giving thanks that I have another day to create whatever I want.

    3 years ago
  20. Howie Geib

    Surprisingly my own restraint gives me hope. My capacity for reluctance. The pause that seems to now appear between thought and action, allowing reflection and review of whether what I am about to do is actually in accordance with my own values. There is another dynamic the question does not specifically address: finding hope. In order to find hope I have to look for it. In seeking sources of hope I am anticipating it, and simply the potential lightens my day.

    3 years ago
    1. Sandra

      I agree with Maurice, Howie. Thank you for this insight.

      3 years ago
    2. Maurice Frank

      Howie, that is a very helpful perspective, beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

      3 years ago
  21. Marnie Jackson

    A new generation that is open and accepting of cultures and gender orientation gives me hope that one day we will learn how to live side by side with different perspectives.

    3 years ago
  22. EJP

    This new day with endless possibilities and opportunities.

    3 years ago
  23. sunnypatti48317

    My experience, knowing others’ experiences, my faith, and trusting the journey of life.

    3 years ago
  24. Dusty Su

    A history that tells me that no matter how bad a thing or time is, it does eventually shift. A year from now, it will not have the same power. If I can even remember it. Also, realizing that I have the power to make choices and to take one small step in a right, supportive direction. The ability to move out of the pain or emotion that is threatening to become a state. Finding signposts, and not letting emotional reactions be drivers, by realizing the value you hold dear beneath the problem, then acting out of that value. Having taken that step, I find hope to take more. For e.g. I feel sad… acknowledge that feeling. Why am I sad? Because I care… a signpost. I care, and to care is good. What is one real step I can take to exhibit that I care? Then take it.

    3 years ago
  25. Mary Pat

    Knowing that nothing lasts forever. And to roll with it….that gives me hope. To go through the emotions and come out the other side and know that. It is still like the children’s book-We Are Going On A Bear Hunt-because most things you have to go through. When one of my grandchildren was in a difficult situation, I read it to him and it made sense to both of us at that time. I always remind myself to go through it, because…nothing lasts forever….it works for me.

    3 years ago
  26. Michele

    Hope itself gives me hope.

    3 years ago
  27. Kevin

    Having faith, children, and chocolate in my life gives me hope.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Kevin – a nearly new copy of The Profit arrived in the mail from abebooks yesterday. I’m delighted that you introduced me to it. YES to children and chocolate. My son liked ‘trust’ better than ‘faith’, and I might agree with him.

      3 years ago
    2. Maurice Frank

      Now that is hopeful!

      3 years ago
    3. Michele

      It’s National Chocolate Day Kevin!!! Definitely eat some today:)

      3 years ago

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