Why Hope? By Elise Brooke

Updated: Mar 7

Why hope?


The definition of hope in a spiritual context may mean believing good things will happen with faith in a higher power. Hope may be directed in outward prayer.

For others, hope is looking on the bright side, seeing challenges as opportunities, always hoping for the best.

To hope is to want an outcome that makes your life better in some way. It can make a tough present situation more bearable and improve our lives. Envisioning a better future motivates you to take the steps to make it happen. Hope, in general, means a desire for things to change for the better and to want that better situation.

Hope is not optimism, an optimist generally is more hopeful than others. Even the most pessimistic person you ever met can still be hopeful. Most people associate hope with a dire situation, people hope to get out of a bad situation. This is often when people find themselves hoping fervently. Hope can also provide the key to making everyday life better. Just envisioning something hopeful gives a person a moment of happiness. This can make present difficulties much easier to bear.

Having hope links your past and present to the future. You create a vision of what you hope for. Whether it happens or not, just envisioning it can make you feel better. If it is something you can somewhat control, then hope can motivate you to take the steps you need.

Having hope is vital to the very act of being human. Hope is a match in a dark tunnel, a lamp unto your feet. Just enough light to reveal the path ahead and ultimately the way out.

Elise Brooke©





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