Hope is…

Hope is not the same as blind optimism. Though it is an optimistic state of mind.

It’s not a personality trait, which you are born with. Or not.

Hope isn’t wishful thinking. Or mind over matter. It is not afraid to grasp reality.

In fact, hope needs realism in order to be enduring.

Where hope takes root, it prompts us to take action, not just bask in the emotion. And helps us see possibilities – solutions just out of sight.

Paying attention to where our hope is founded is foundational…

It’s our story about what comes next.