“Hope is a waking dream.”
As Aristotle stated, “hope is a waking dream.” It is what turns our visions and dreams into reality.
If given the smallest amount of it, anything seen as being impossible stands a greater chance at being accomplished.
Hope offers the bearer of it, the belief, and faith that they have a fighting chance to do whatever it is they may have put their mind and action to doing.
Hope not only wakes the dream, it keeps it alive, burning, and thriving inside the individual that bears the slightest bit of it from day to day.
Without any of it, you mind as well pack it all up and head back to living a life of mediocrity.
“When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” ~Anonymous
Oxford Dictionary says that it’s a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. It also states it as being, grounds for believing that something good may happen. The list is endless of what hope is for many people.
Hope has many faces. It carries many definitions.
Anything and anyone can provide an individual with hope. What gives you hope?
Hope has built bridges, skyscrapers, planted forests, and even landed man on the moon.
“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” ~George Washington Carver
Recently, I watched a TIVO recording I had scheduled for the OWN network. The recording was a two part where Oprah talked about the academy she started over in South Africa for girls. “OWLAG” or Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls, is a perfect example of what hope does if it’s given to a person who’s gone without seeing any evidence of its presence.
As I watched the first graduating class, I was reminded of the great power that hope has for those who had never been given it, or who had it taken away from them.
If you missed it, I wanted to share with you a clip of the show, just to show you what it looks like to me.
After you’ve had a chance to see it, share with me your thoughts and insights of what hope means to you. I’d love to read them.
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