Humans have a vast array of emotions, not least among this palette is hope. As a species, we can be optimistic to our own detriment. At time, hope can cross over into delusion if that hope goes against every piece of data that we have available. Often, hope can be the thing that keeps us trying over and over and over again for something that we deeply want. Hope can lead to pain or fulfillment, depending on how grounded in reality that hope is. Hope is what keeps us going through the darkest nights. Giving someone a reason to hope is one of the greatest gifts that can be given. This past weekend, we went to visit some dear friends, and I think we all came away full of hope. I hadn't dared feel that for a while. It's a good feeling, to have hope. It definitely adds a certain sparkle to every day life. You know who you are, and I thank you.
May all of you have hope.