An optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: "expect with confidence" and "to cherish a desire with anticipation".
Today, I got news from a friend that is dealing with a very difficult time in his life. His way of giving this news was almost shocking, the strength he had in his words was ten thousand times bigger than what he was dealing with. Then I wondered what makes a person raise above their problems and beat them from day one?"HOPE. Hope has to be it." I said to myself. Hope is not the absence of fear, Hope is the presence of life. It is what inspires our dreams. It is what let us set goals and to love and get involved, all of this, is there because the hope for tomorrow. For all we know we might not wake up the next day, but we still plan our lives out of pure HOPE.It is also that thing/feeling that helps us get up a thousand times after falling over and over. It helps you see the light at the end of your battle. In my life hope has played a huge role, when I was born and my mom heard from the doctors that I wasn't going to walk, it was hope that led her to find a way, it was hope that kept her from breaking every time I told her that I didn't love her because my treatments hurt too much, it was hope of a better future for me that gave her the strength to continue. As I grew up HOPE became the motor of my life, it made me want to dream more, to live more. It gives me power to go for what I want. My mom taught me the path of faith and hope. Hope taught me to go Against The Odds...