Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What Hope Can Accomplish

I suppose it is possible to live without hope, but not very well and, I would think, not very long.
Hope in itself, of course, accomplishes nothing. It is the putting wings on our hopes and dreams that makes all the difference. We should hope for the best. We should hope to be blessed. We should hope for all good things to befall us. But simply hoping is little more than wishful thinking. We have to DO something. We have to take positive steps toward what we hope for in order for hope to make a difference.
It is positive, productive, effective action that makes things happen. Hope is a vision for what can be. After the vision, you and I bring it to reality in what we do.
But hope is not simply a frame of mind that motivates us. It actually does something even before we take action. I strengthens us mentally and spiritually and keeps us moving forward even with those things in our lives that we have not consciously hoped for. Hope keeps us alive inside. Treasure it, nurture it and allow it to grow and enrich your life and your world.