Hope is my favorite word. It stands miles beyond fear, is heavy with gratitude and is so much more than just a simple wish. It’s a belief that something is truly possible.
Last year, with the birth of our first baby, I focused on the word “savor” as the attitude and characteristic that I wanted my life to reflect – savoring each moment of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. This year, I keep coming back to my old friend, hope. I have a good life, that much is true. But choosing joy no matter our circumstances has so much to do with our ability to hope. Maybe we don’t know how a problem will be solved or if it will be solved at all – but through it all there is always hope.
Hope strengthens. Hope gives courage. Hope creates joy. How could it not be my favorite word?
Think about choosing a word of your own to focus on for the next little while. For inspiration, click Ali’s blog here.