APRIL 11, 1989
“Hope is one of the most stimulating factors in human life because hope generates activity, motivates the Gifts that each person has been endowed with by God.
Hope is encouragement because hope is like breathing life into unhappy or unfortunate circumstances, eliminating negativism and/or depression. When hope permeates our negativism, we find a feeling of well-being.
Hope is invigorating because hope always encourages one to act, to think, to perform, and to reach for positive answers.
Hope is such a small word, but in reality hope has a magnitude of reasoning, purpose, and always gives strength mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
One must train himself or herself to recognize hope, because sometimes hope is subtle, but in its subtleness it encourages one to reach for success, for some type of enrichment to everyday living.
People who find themselves depressed, forget that hope is always present through exercising one’s own power of the will, the decision maker, committing themselves to the practice of ignoring depression and using every source available to find strength in activity, and taking a positive stand to be productive, constructive, rather than to submit to negativism that can cause only depression.”