Choose hope

Christmas Day – of all the presents you give and receive today, may hope be your gift

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope
that if you just show up and try and do the right thing,
the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work:
you don’t give up.

Anne Lamott, from Bird by Bird: Some Instructions in Writing & Life

May your whole life be a prayer.
And may you be honest with God
as you are more and more open to your role
in the ongoing creation of the world.

Rob Bell, NOOMA: Open