Tell me about hope

So I’m wondering what does hope means to you? Is it something you need, do you seek after it, how does it come to you? Are you high or low on hope right now?

Hope, to me, is closely associated with vision or perspective… like how I tend to see things. So, if I’m seeing things in a slightly distorted, pessimistic kind of way, then my hope quotient is pretty low. The reverse is also true.

I find that certain people bring me hope, or take it from me, depending on who they are and how they approach life. Again, the attitude and the application of that particular attitude to doing life either increases or decreases hope inside me. And sometimes it’s a personality bent that creates a more or less hopeful person.

Hope is also about faith. Because the things I hope for are always based upon what will be rather than what is. Even if it’s what I project further into my day… hoping for the way it might turn out. Or, it might be hope for something long term, even eternal hope. That’s the faith part.

So, at this time in my life I’m on a bit of a hope roller coaster, and I’m trying to figure out how to maintain a bit more equilibrium. To be able to approach life with enough hope to hang onto, on those days that are bleak or challenging.

Tell me your thoughts on the subject. I’m listening.



  1. Hope and faith do seem to go together don’t they. Thanks for sharing this Lesley-Anne. I seem to have a lot of hope most of the time, despite the fact that I was raised by someone who is filled with and ruled by negativity. When you talked about people taking hope away, it really struck a chord for me because I have experienced people trying to do this often. When I quit my job to pursue more artistic interests, a coworker was quick to tell me about how one of his sisters had tried to make it as a singer and failed, and how another sister tried to make it as a writer and failed. When people do this it really makes me wonder what their agenda is. It seems like a mean thing to do, to try and squash someone’s dream. I believe that people who do this are really projecting their own fears and insecurities. They are afraid to try something new or challenging and if they stop people from trying and/or succeeding then they won’t have to feel bad about not every trying themselves. Nobody knows what will happen if you try. We only know what happens if you don’t. And that I guess is what gives me hope. :)



  2. Thank you for your thoughts. How exciting that you are hope-filled most of the time. That is a gift. Keep on with that attitude, and I’m sure you’ll end up doing great things… no matter what other people say. Thanks for reading and commenting.



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