Wednesday, June 04, 2003


Definition: 1. To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining
2. Be optimistic

Hope is often used colloquially regarding uncertainties, with no reference to the future.

Hope gives a spark....chance........possibilities....which in turn gives energy. As long as we have hope we attempt new things, some totally outside our comfort zone. But we try, and if it doesn’t work, we try something else until it clicks.

Hope isn’t tangible. It’s an inkling. It’s just there or it’s not. Victories very often come from attempting the unknown. It’s not necessarily in the succeeding. The victory begins when we try, especially when we didn’t take that extra step before.

If you don’t try you won’t know what’s possible. And you’ll never regret the attempt. You will regret however, not trying, especially when change doesn’t happen and the feeling of apathy takes over.

Take a step outside your comfort zone.

It doesn’t have to be a huge step....small ones work just as well. And when you succeed at something new, the feeling of elation won’t go away any time soon. And I promise you, you’ll hesitate less the next time around and before you know it....your life will go exactly the way you want it to. The best way to predict the future is to invent it, one choice at a time.

Donna Karlin

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