Hope Is Here

I think that it’s safe to say that everyone, sooner or later, needs hope. Sometimes our sense of hope is strong that we feel deep within and other times hope seems hard to find no matter how we try. Occasionally, hope carries us along even when we’re not aware of it. Perhaps you’ll discover too that Hope Is Here within some of the offerings on this page. Safe journeys, and thanks for visiting.

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“Hope” is here, too!

Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life, even when it is easier letting go. Hold on to my hand, even when I have gone away from you.
-Pueblo Blessing

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

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.
– Thomas Merton

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what to hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope.
– Barbara Kingsolver

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
– Barack Obama

Hope inspires the good to reveal itself.
– Emily Dickinson

Ring the bell that still can ring. Forget the perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
– Leonard Cohen

The darker the night, the brighter the stars.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out.
– Vaclav Havel

All the great spiritual leaders in history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like. Let’s live with hope.
– Henri Nouwen

Daring to dream what is deepest in our collective longings is what makes us most human and fully alive.
– Wendy Wright

Strive to be uncynical, to be a hope-giving force, to be a steward of substance.
– Maria Popova

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
– Paul Harvey

Little do ye know your own blessedness; for to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
– Albert Camus

I dwell in possibility.
– Emily Dickinson

Erv had a gift for optimism. He believed what he wanted to. Ruth said that if Erv tossed a ball in the air three times, dried to hit it three times with a bat, and three times missed, he would, undisturbed conclude: Wow, what a pitcher.
– Steve Fishman

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what to hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope.
– Barbara Kingsolver

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
– e.e. cummings

It is a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen. But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope. Flowers grow out of darkness.
– Corita Kent

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

All the great spiritual leaders in history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like.
– Henri Nouwen

An optimist isn’t necessarily a blithe, sappy whistler in the dark. To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic… If we remember those times and places where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
– Howard Zinn