If the smile of a child can still warm your heart, then you still have hope,
If you watch a movie, hoping for a happy ending, then you still have hope,
If you can find pleasure in the dance of a butterfly, then you still have hope.
If the rain breaking on a roof top can lull you to sleep, then you still have hope,
If the sight of a rainbow causes you to stare in wonder, then you still have hope,
If you ever whisper "Star light, star bright..." to yourself, then you still have hope.
If you can see the good in other people, then you still have hope.
If you can give people the benefit of the doubt, then you still have hope,
If the suffering of others still brings you pain, then you still have hope.
If you can offer your hand in friendship, then you still have hope,
If you refuse to let a friendship die, then you still have hope,
If you accept that a friendship must end, then you still have hope.
If, when told everything is futile and hope is all but lost,
You can begin your next sentence with, "Yes, but..."
Then you still have hope.
Hope bends and twists and hides, but rarely does it break.
Hope can sustain us when nothing else can.
It gives us reason to continue and courage to move ahead
When we tell ourselves we'd rather give up and give in.
When our eyes, clouded with tears, cannot see the path, hope directs us to it.
When our hearts, heavy with sadness, cannot manage alone, hope lifts us up.
When our souls are confused and lack direction, hope moves us to act.
Even the smallest hope can bring light into the darkest of places.
-- Author Unknown
|However filled with anguish we may find ourselves, the soul, I believe, is
inclined to listen to the gentle whispers of hope. -- Charles Brodhead
|We must accept finite disappointment, but we must
never lose infinite hope. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
|If it were not for hope, the heart would break. -- Thomas Fuller
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