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Wednesday of Hope – Possibilities

If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.

– Noam Chomsky

Wednesday of Hope – Rainbows

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope.

– Maya Angelou

Wednesday of Hope – Not Losing Hope

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

– Dalai Lama

Wednesday of Hope – Hopefulness Is Not Romantic

The United Nations was established in Hope

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction./ And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.

– Howard Zinn

Wednesday of Hope – We Are Never Hopeless

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.

– John Green, Looking for Alaska

The felled log, now no longer part of the tree, is a haven for life.

Wednesday of Hope – Unfailing Love

What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love.

– Nipun Mehta

Wednesday of Hope – Don’t Stop Dreaming

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.

– Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses