“Hope.” A simple word, yet, filled with so much meaning. I most often associate the word hope as something positive. Synonyms for hope include expect, trust, anticipate, wish, look forward to, desire, faith - All words that imply a strong belief in the future.
We use the word hope so freely in day-to-day conversations - "I hope it doesn't rain today." We sometimes use the word to be sarcastic - "I hope you aren't planning on wearing that tonight." We also use the word for things that will probably never happen - "I hope we win the lottery." And we, of course, use it for more significant events - "I hope our baby comes soon."
Hope is nothing more or nothing less then simply having a belief in something that has not happened. There is no guarantee, promise or assurance in hoping. Hope means that we are waiting on or wanting something, that something has not happened yet and there is a chance that it may not. The only guarantee in life is what happened yesterday, not what will happen tomorrow.
So why bother with hope.
Hope gets us out of bed each morning. Hope is sometimes the only thing keeping us going. Hope can never let us down. If you have hope, anything is possible.
Hope is sometimes all we have...