Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday: Defining Hope

Anyone who thinks about a hope chest as much as I do necessarily thinks about the concept of hope. Hope is a feeling that something desired can be had or will happen. Hope is not a wish for something, but rather the rising anticipation of an upcoming event or situation. Hope is a vision more than simply a dream. It is ambition more than desire. It is belief. It is conscious. It means taking steps to assist the outcome. Hope is a synonym for faith.


  1. When I was filling my "hope chest" I called them my articles of faith. I had faith that someday I would have a home of my own in which to use them. I love the phrase "rising anticipation"; how well that describes the longing I had to be a wife, mother and homemaker.

  2. Ah, you are a kindred spirit for sure, Rozy Lass!


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