Holding on to Hope

“Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope; and few are reduced so low as that.” ~ William Hazlitt in  Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (1823), No. 34

There are days in all of our lives when the future looks bleak. When no matter how hard we try, nothing seems to be working.

Those are the days we have to hold on to hope. We can never give up hope.

And this is so much easier said than done, isn’t it? How? How do we hold on to it? I’m not sure, but for me it’s tied in with faith. I believe I’m here for a purpose, and as long as I keep trying, a door will open.

And you know what? A door always does open. Okay, sometimes it opens the door just a little bit, but just enough for me to squeeze a foot in there and hold on.

Sometimes I’m holding on to hope by my fingertips, but that counts. Soon things will change, and I’ll get a handhold.

So never let go. Hope, with its partners faith and love, will get us through.


About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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