When I saw this quote - it jumped out to me and reminded me how much Hope plays a big part in my life and that of others too. I see far too many examples of people that have lost hope and the results are not pretty. This is one of the cornerstone elements that I try to bring to my students because it is so powerful. The key for me, is to remember that I need it too.
Too many examples I see everyday, and sometimes it's in the mirror too - of people having no or little hope. For me, some times it just takes a few moments for me to step back and really take a look at what is happening around me. I find myself focusing on troubles or worries which really takes away hope for me. As soon as this is happening, I am trying very hard to get back to thinking of hopeful things and thoughts of gratitude which usually helps to get rid of the troubles and worries. Not that it solves the troubles and worries, but it gives me a better foundation to deal with them instead of giving up hope.
It is powerful medicine for sure as it get's me back in the game so to speak. Looking forward to something that is coming soon, such as getting to see my wife after work, going to work out, going to physical therapy to help me feel better, getting to see our kids soon, etc. There are so many things that when I think about them, I have a lot to look forward to. It's crucial for me to help my students see the great potential they have in their own lives. It's important that my wife sees this too, I have to do a better job with helping her see that. I especially need to work harder at showing my own two kids that they have incredibly bright and exciting futures... they like the rest of us, need to have Hope.
What are some things you know about Hope? What do you see in others and in yourself?