I have now chosen to see hope in a new light. Instead of seeing it as the last piece of cake, I am going to see it as the first. Let me see if I can get you on board.....
Hope is like a seed. As you place that seed in the earth you expect it to grow. That's what seeds do, right? The more you nurture that seed, the more chance you have of it growing. You have to take care of it. You push into the earth, you can't see it anymore, but you know it's there and you want it to grow, so you water it...and eventually it begins to grow. It has changed form and it is now a seedling which will grow into a plant and perhaps bare fruit some day. That's hope.
Hope is the dawn of a new day.
Hope is the first star at night.
Hope is taking the pregnancy test.
Hope is the birth of a baby.
Hope is love at first sight.
Hope is buying a lotto ticket. You gotta be in it to win it, right?
Hope is hearing bad news and trying to make it right.
Hope is a wish that is planted in your heart and watered by compassion and passion.
Hope is the first rung on the ladder. It is followed by faith, trust, belief and at the very top is knowing.
Hope should never stand alone for too long, she gets lonely and loves to have her family around to keep her safe.
So, hold on to hope, even when her sisters, faith & trust are out shopping. Keep her company, tell her she is safe in your heart. She may be the youngest in the family and the smallest, but she has the most potential.
Hope is number 1. She is your starting point. The gates have opened and the horses are bolting. Cheer her on, she just may win! I'm betting on Hope....every time.