At year end I want to thank everyone for the support and interest in this discussion about Hope. I have learned a lot and now know that there is much more to hear about how Hope effects us all.
When I hear young sixteen year old Lexi Sanders say “I don’t know what Hope is, but maybe it is positive”, Scott Lumpkin say “Hope is an attitude” or Noah Gallaway’s “Hope is a necessity”, I realize my search to understand the meaning of Hope has just begun.
My favorite discussion so far was with my friend Duncan Blair because he touched on what I think is one of the keys to how Hope effects us. He feels there exists two kinds of Hope. One is active and the other passive. In the coming year I want to pursue this with you guys and many more. So please share and enjoy. But most importantly, join in the discussion with comments.
I leave you, and 2013, with this thought for 2014. A good friend shared this passage. It is slightly altered from the 16th century Spanish nun Teresa of Avila’s original.
May today there be peace within you. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.