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Wednesday of Hope – Think the World is Over?

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.

– Barbara Haines Howett

Wednesday of Hope – Trust Life

Deep trust in life is not a feeling but a stance that you deliberately take. It is the attitude we call courage.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Not Giving Up to Despair

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.

– Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is Not Dead

Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations.

– Kathy Hobaugh

Wednesday of Hope – Embrace Radical Presence

The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world.

– Joanna Macy

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 – 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