5 reasons I write about hope

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I’ll publish my second book of meditations on hope next month. Two more books are planned for 2018. Why spend so much time on hope? Here are my top five reasons.

1. Like everyone else, I lose hope periodically, particularly during times that are as difficult and nasty as these. Writing about hope helps me feel good.

2. Hope fuels me to take on tasks that seem impossible because I can envision a better time and place.

3. Hope reminds me of my own power to create change.

4. Hope centers me, enabling me to be mindful of the sounds, sights, tastes, smells of the present. I don’t have to live in the past or the future. I can be here now.

5. Hope rewrites the story my parents told me about life.

What is your relationship to hope?

Fierceness.
Determination.
Hope fuels both.
Have you figured it out, yet?
Hope is the opposite of weakness.

-Page 22, Your Daily Shot of Hope: Meditations for an Age of Despair


Let me and Annette Billings lead you in an exploration of hope in your own life. Join us for an afternoon of hope on November 4. Register by midnight, Oct. 27, and pay only $20.

 


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