Living in Hope

When I feel most alone,
Hope holds my hand.
When sadness buckles me,
Hope helps me stand.
When circumstances overwhelm me,
Hope restores my energy.
When chores numb and bore me,
Hope glorifies them.
When I fear self-revelation,
Hope gives me courage to be myself.
To live in hope is to believe
in light when it is dark,
in beauty when ugliness abounds,
in peace when conflict reigns,
in love when hatred marches.

May I never stop hoping.

— Suzanne C. Cole