I'm not sure why, but I seem to be a hopeful person. While despair, doubt, confusion, grief, sadness, anger, fear, (and just the general funk that sometimes descends over me) can also be my daily companions ~ they are not able (thank goodness!) to squelch the glimmer of hope that resides within the core of my being.
Each breath, each moment, each hour, each day, each week, each month....I hold onto hope ~ and wave my banner of possibility ~ knowing that, as Jen so amazingly said, "this is not the end of my story".
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Today, I am grateful for hope.