Day 2769: Hope

Hope showed up in my Coping and Healing group yesterday.


We all agreed that hope was very important, especially during times like these.

I hoped there would be great quotes about hope and I found many here and here.

“Hope is a waking dream.”  — Aristotle

“Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.”  — Martin Luther

“The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.” — William Shakespeare

Hope is passion for what is possible.”  — Søren Kierkegaard

“It is always something, to know you’ve done the most you could.  But don’t leave off hoping, or it’s of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last.” — Charles Dickens

“To live without hope is to cease to live.” — Fyodor Dostoesky

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.”  — Emily Dickinson

“Hope means expectancy when things are otherwise hopeless.” — G.K. Chesterton

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Never stop questioning.”  — Albert Einstein

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into a reality.”  — Jonas Salk

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” —Nelson Mandela

“A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.”  — Charles M. Schulz

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” — Thich Nhat Hahn

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”  —Robert Ludlum

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”  — Václev Havel

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”  — Christopher Reeve

“Remember. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”  — Stephen King

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and do the right thing, the dawn will come.”  — Anne Lamott

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”  — Barbara Kingsolver

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”  — Michelle Obama

“It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things.” — Maxime Legacé

I hope you can believe that one of those quotes is from a player on my hometown hockey team.

I hope you enjoy my latest photos.





















I hope as I continue feeding Harley, he and I get to be better friends.

Here‘s “I Really Hope” by The Cranberries

… and “Hope is an Open Window” by Diana Ross:

I hope you share your thoughts and feelings about hope in a comment, below.

I hope to begin and end each day with gratitude, so thanks to all, including YOU.



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34 thoughts on “Day 2769: Hope

  1. What glorious skies

  2. Dee

    To me my (Christian) faith gives me immense hope and strength both for my individual needs and when I look at the community and the world at large. I also find hope when I see acts of compassion around me.
    I also challenge myself to give hope in whatever I can to others.
    Thank you for initiating this helpful topic.

  3. Lovely land- and skyscapes

  4. I hope that Harley begins to realise what a perfect Mommy he has!

  5. I wonder what Harley is thinking?

  6. Beautiful pictures Ann and great quotes about hope!!!

  7. my hope for you is that you always surround yourself with beautiful places, people, and creatures. I have hope that Harley will come around before lone.

  8. puella33

    Hope is what makes us rise from our degradation. . Have a nice day, Ann

  9. What a wonderful collection of quotes, Ann. I hope you get lots of comments appreciating your research and your hopeful attitude toward life. My favorite (all were great) was: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” — Emily Dickinson

  10. Hope gets me up each morning. I know Camus said it was possible to live without hope, and that perhaps that was something to aspire to, but I don’t think any of us could live without hope because there’d be no reason to go on.

  11. Magnificent skies always bring hope for a new day ahead 💕

  12. Hope keeps us going, my dear friend. And your post is always filled with hope. (✿ ♥‿♥)

  13. I hope Harley grows into his increased role under the spotlight, yes, Ann.
    Great outdoor shots this day. I hope the purples inspired you.
    I hope the NHL’s bubble keeps the players and essential workers safe!

  14. Dreamer9177

    How is your other cat dealing with the loss of Oscar??

    • Harley seems to be dealing very well with the loss of Oscar (much better than the rest of us).

      • Dreamer9177

        Harley misses him in his own way. We’ve witnessed this behavior with our cats thru the years. They know so much about each other, including when they’re sick.

      • I really appreciate your sharing this here. ❤

  15. I hope Harley really really loves being Harley.

  16. Pingback: Day 3214: What gives you hope? | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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