01 July 2010

My Open Journal :: HOPE ::

:: Aedan, one of my five proofs of hope :: 

.: Writing prompt credit: "A Bit of Me(Me)" at There's A Book :.

:: Hope ::

This would have to be my favorite word. 

Let me say it again ... HOPE. 

I absolutely love this word, because without it, life would have no purpose.  What do we always have, no matter the circumstances? Hope.  Even if the day is at its darkest ... or a situation leaves us broken ... we still have the gift of hope.  We are still graced with its power.

Has my life been perfect? Absolutely not.  Yes, I have been blessed abundantly, but I have certainly experienced my share of tragedies ... yet, this has been when hope has shone the brightest in my life.  I cannot say that during my worst moments I have seen or felt hope very strongly, but I always knew it was there.  It always will be.

Without going into the details, 2009 was one of the most difficult years of my life.  I am still feeling its residue and smarting from its lessons, but I am still here.  I am stronger.  While I sometimes still yearn for the chance to erase certain events of last year, I know that my spirit has grown better, stronger, and kinder.

And that gives me hope.

As always, extending ten thousand ((hugs)) to you,


Shell said...

Hope is a beautiful thing! Love this post.

The1stdaughter said...

Love your choice! Hope is definitely a necessary part of getting through and truly enjoying life. And it's such a beautiful word. Hope.

Thank you so much for joining in!

Amaria said...

Hope is such a positive word. Hold fast to it!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Thank you all for your lovely responses and listening to my ramblings!!