HOPE… what does HOPE look like to you?



“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.

I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty,

believe in them, and try to follow them.” By Louisa May Alcott



HOPE may be a cry from someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, the HOPE I make it through this minute, hour, day, month or year.

HOPE may be one component of or for a dying person… 

HOPE may be

  • a request when talking to “God” as we see it
  • a wish sent to the universe
  • connecting to a deceased loved one
  • enhanced relationships with family and friends
  • what I want to for my life

HOPE may be all that I have.

Hope is as unique to an individual as is their grief process.

“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.”

                                                               ByJohn F. Kennedy


  • Start to imagine what you hope for in life now. 
  • Picture what your realistic desire would look like.
  • Feel how it would be to have what you hope for.
  • Describe in detail what you want to create in your life.
  • Set a time frame when you may realistically achieve what you hope for.
  • Begin with small steps or ideas at first.


“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

BELIEVE in yourself, even if no one else does. 

Soon you will become the change you hope to see in the world around.


“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it.” -George Weinberg