Hope looks at all things the way a mother looks at her child,
with a passion for the possible.
That way of looking is creative.
It creates the space in which perfection can unfold.
More than that, the eyes of hope look through all imperfections
to the heart of all things and find it perfect.
The eyes of hope are grateful eyes.
Before our eyes learned to look gratefully at the world,
we expected to find beauty in good looking things.
But grateful eyes expect the surprise of finding beauty in all things.
– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness the Heart of Prayer