Hope, by definition, means “to cherish a desire with anticipation, to want something to happen to be true”. It is the desire for things to change for the better.
To have hope is to want an outcome that makes your life better in some way. To envision a better outcome in our future motivates us to take the steps in our present, to make it happen.
Hope is very much a part of all of our lives. We all hope for the best in life and it is an inherent part of being a human being. Hope helps us define what we want in our futures and is part of the self-narrative about our lives we all have running inside our minds.
The attributes of hope are simultaneous involvement of thoughts, feelings, behaviours and actions. Hope can come in various forms and beliefs. For some it might refer to it in a spiritual context such as belief in a higher power. For others, it might mean looking on the bright side and seeing challenges as opportunities and “hoping” for the best outcome.
Most people associate hope when faced with a dire life situation, to assist in making a difficult situation better. But, hope can also provide the key to making everyday life better. By envisioning something hopeful, gives a person a moment of happiness, it can make you feel better and can make present difficulties easier to bear. Hope can also involve planning, motivation and determination to get what one hopes for.
Hope is that match in a dark tunnel, a moment of light, just enough to reveal the path ahead and ultimately a positive outcome. Hope is the belief that things will work out and it helps you stay calm and more at peace when something less than desirable emerges in life.
Hope will help you get through life and is there whenever you are needing it! Hope teams with life faith and believes in overcoming the impossible.
For, when you have hope…..anything, is possible.