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Monday, March 7, 2011

What is hope.................

“Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... 'How did I get through all of that?” ~author unknown 

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Hope is the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life.  Hope is distinct from positive thinking, which refers to a therapeutic or systematic process used in psychology for reversing pessimism. ~

What hope means

Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay
Hope is gentle cold breeze on a hot summer day
Hope is to remain positive when going gets tough
Hope is seeking more when others think you had enough

What hope means

Hope is dreaming of tomorrow
Hope is simmering under sorrow
Hope is sparkles when tears are in our eyes
Hope is a beautiful thing & beautiful things never dies

What hope means

Hope is as light as a feather
Hope keeps all of us together
Hope is ubiquitous and free of cost
Hope is the last thing ever lost.....
by:  Vineet Bansal

“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” ~George Iles
“Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn't come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will.” ~Josh Hartnett
“When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.” ~author unknown
“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope”
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  1. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

  2. What would we do without it? Beautiful post!

  3. Even when we are down and have the smallest amount of hope left - let us keep the smallest ember - and it will burn again. sandie♥

  4. Wonderful thoughts about hope. It's so important to not just endure, but to have hope along with it.

  5. One must have hope in life otherwise what sort of life have you?

    Take care.

  6. What a gret collection of quotes and poems about hope.

  7. Hello Coreen , In the Psalm 33:22 & Psalm 39:7 OUR LORD gives a hope that is from the Hebrew text which means to trust or depend or expect .....This hope is a hope I claim today because the LORD has given us HIS only SON .....JESUS' death and resurrection set the standard for this hope so that we are never hopeless no matter ..... I speak a lot on the LIVING HOPE on my blog .....I pray that all people would come to know this kind of hope as well .......Have a great day and nice to be here !!

  8. Those quotes are great! Hope certainly does keep us motivated during the tough times!

  9. What fitting post today Coreen and beautifully done. Hope the one true thing we can hold onto and never get tired of holding :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  10. Hi Coreen, for such a long time and with all the pains and problems, I could say I am a big fan of Hope. I read the story about Pandora, and that is one thing that keeps me motivated. NO matter how long and painful the journey is, there is still hope no matter what. And I agree, one day we will be surprised how we overcome all those obstacles when the only thing that we cling into is our hope. So nice and have a great day my friend :)


  11. Hope is a wonderful thing for sure. I needed to read this today. thanks Coreen. have a great week.

  12. Coreen, I am your newest follower, I've enjoyed reading your blog, and I want to thank you for your sweet comments when you visited LazyonLoblolly.I appreciate you!

  13. people would never survive without hope xx great post xx

  14. Thanks for a wonderful post on hope. I really like that last quote.

  15. Beautiful post dearest Coreen and I needed to be reminded of hope today, so thank you...

  16. Hope is a beautiful thing. Great quotes today, Coreen...thanks for sharing!

  17. Coreen, thank you for the kind words regarding the loss of my mother. Sorry to hear about your friends mothers.


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