Everywhere I turn, I see signs of despair. Perhaps despair is too strong a word - maybe it's sadness. A quiet resignation that things are not going well, with the accompanying sense that it is beyond our control. A deep concern about events across the globe. And your political party or country doesn't seem to matter - everyone seems to think the world is in trouble! So, I decided to write a post about hope. Actually, I am highlighting quotes from other people, people much smarter than me. I "hope" that this shines a little light into your day!
"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." Winston Churchill
"You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start from where you are and change the ending." C.S. Lewis
"Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are." Saint Augustine
"Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." Lin Yutang
"Hope is the ocean for the river, the sun for the trees and the sky for us." Maxime Lagace
"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own." Michelle Obama
"Sometimes your only available form of transportation is a leap of faith." Margaret Shepard
"Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." Gloria Steinem
"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." Plato
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it." Barack Obama