Hope is the natural exuberance of the human heart. With hope, all other emotions shine brighter.
Think about it. When we are feeling hopeful, it is easier to be generous, to be kind, to be patient.
We all have a personal relationship with hope. It lives differently in us, resonates and manifests in different ways. We draw from different sources: music, literature, nature, other human beings who have something to teach us.
But despite these differences, each of us feels a need for hope in our lives. We may not recognize that need, but it is there.
A friend who mentors at-risk young men describes his work in this way:
“I can’t work on strategies and goals until I know what this person’s relationship is with hope. Once there’s trust, and we can begin the conversation about what he’s hopeful about in his life, and he can start feeling that hope again, the rest of it – his purpose and intentions – gets supercharged.”
Hope “supercharges” your intent. Hope is not passive; it is a call for an empowered investment in your own life.
Does what you routinely turn to in your life raise your hope levels? If not, how can you change that?
What is one thing you can start doing differently in your life that brings you more hope?