Be Hopeful 

Don’t you love that feeling of anticipation, of hope before Christmas morning? You expect or trust something will be amazing in the box covered with bright colored wrapping paper.  

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all have that same feeling of hope about the next few months or years?  

Whether we use hope as a noun or verb it is a great idea and word to incorporate into our lives. defines hope as “to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.” 

You know… we choose to hope, to believe, and to trust. It’s a purposeful act on our part to bring hope into our thought processes and decisions. As for me, I don’t want to know absolutely what will happen next in my life, or in five to ten years from now. It is the anticipation of the day that gets me out of bed in the morning.  

Every year I look forward to my perennial plants coming up and blooming especially since I’m usually the dark plague to all things in the plant world. My house is the place where poor plants, who once thrived so beautifully in the store, come to die a tragic death usually by too much or too little watering. However, the beautiful purple iris come out of the ground and bloom every spring, no matter my level of care. It gives me hope that I may be able to sustain plant life inside my house too. 

Today isn’t Christmas morning, but we can still hope for and expect with confidence that tomorrow will be just fine. Yes, we have a lot on our collective minds and hearts, but that shouldn’t prevent us from hoping for the best! 

My Advice: Share your hope with others . . . it’s the contagious germ we all want to connect with! 



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