"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope." Barbara Kingsolver.
Hope is one of those words we banter about like the word 'love'...."I love your scarf!" "I hope you're coming to the party!" But the concept of hope is so much more. It is often as strong as medicine. There are days when it is the only thing that gets one out of bed. It is the inspiration which propels us toward goals. It is the opposite of despair. As we dive into a New Year, hope is one of the strongest emotions, perhaps even instinctual for survival. I'm giving a lot of weight to this little four-letter word....it has kept me company for a long time and my goal for 2017 just may be to figure out what I'm hoping for! - Beth Almond Ford