This word is, well, full of hope. It’s a wish, positive thinking, a dream, all of these things. As a child you looked up to a shooting star and made a wish. Haven’t we all at sometime made a wish on a star, or birthday candles? That takes hope. Hope that it will come true, faith that it will.
Here in the US, the present days of so much spoken dissent and hatred, we need to block out those angry voices and be hopeful that things will change. That doesn’t mean standing by and just wishing for change. We all need to do our part. We might face disappointment, disillusion, but we can’t stop being hopeful.