Hope is not a strategy” ~ John Maxwell
But don’t you just love it anyway. Hope is an outstretched neck poised with anticipation of what will happen. You know something wonderful, something adventurous, something new is coming. It is not frivolous; it’s based on a plan that you’ve implemented and you’re working diligently to see come to fruition. You hope inwardly, silently, and then with outward jubilation because you just know.
Hope is powerful indeed; it chases depression, attacks despair, and exterminates doubt. What are you hoping for based on what you’re working toward? Promises have been made, collaborations have been formed, all that remains is accomplishment of the dream.
Emily Dickinson said, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” I’m singing because I just believe something good is about to happen! Can’t you sense something on the horizon? Sing a new song; it’s 2014 – hope, believe, dream, let it capture your soul!
The rainbow shouts, “It’s not over yet! Sunshine is coming!” So perk up, dance, and sing. You’ve got another chance. Barbara Kingsolver said, “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” I totally agree; live in hope based on faith that your work will reap a great harvest. Dare to Hope in 2014!