Hope Shines Just Enough Light
During the times when we feel surrounded by darkness — it’s the small, soft light of hope that helps us to find our way — by shining just enough light on our path so we can move safely forward until the clarity of morning comes. Hope is the heart’s night-light.
Hope Keeps the Door Open
It’s hope that allows us to lift our vision and our spirit – to acknowledge and accept that there is a possibility – a destination that lies beyond our present situation. Hope knows that there is something more – something else that is waiting for us – if we choose to move toward it.
Hope is a Fair Witness
The Fair Witness was created by Robert Heinlein in his book “Stranger in a Strange Land.” A fair witness is “rigorously trained to observe, remember, and report without prejudice, distortion, lapses in memory, or personal involvement.”
Hope is a fair witness. It knows the score – and with hope, you get extra innings.
Hope is a Bridge over Troubled Water
We’ve seen movies and TV shows where a frightened hero must cross a rickety, falling apart rope and plank bridge over a raging river.
To cross the bridge that is hope can be as scary as whatever it is that is pursuing us – and there are no guarantees that our problems will be solved or the treasure we’re seeking will be found.
Hope knows that the journey will change us — will make us different regardless of the outcome.
Our journey will make us stronger.
Hope remembers that you are more than your circumstances. Hope remembers that you are a magnificent spiritual being who is deeply loved.
Hope remembers your smile and the sound of your laughter — even if you’ve forgotten.
© Carol Horos, May 4, 2014