Once again, we begin a new year. Okay, it’s purely a calendar thing; however, it presents an opportunity for demarcation – leaving yesteryear behind and looking to what lies ahead.
How is it with you – in the immediate – as chronology transitions you from past to future? You may be on a positive roll, praying momentum continues. Perhaps you’re ending the year flatter than a pancake, desperately longing for something – anything – to elevate your circumstances.
No matter, hope always looms large. And in my book, hope is absolutely a living reality.
Check-out this telling definition of hope from merriam-webster…
To want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true.
Pay particular attention to the “…and think that…” part. That means when hope is alive, we actually believe we can secure what we want, what we need.
Hope always was, and will always be, everything to me. That’s because it’s the one thing I’ve been able to grasp-on to when the cupboards were bare. And it’s still there for me, as it is for you.
Hope: The living reality for 2014, and always.
To each and every one of you – thank you so much for stopping-by during 2013. It’s my hope (there ya’ go) you’ll continue to do so throughout the coming year. And I promise to give you plenty for which to come back.
Peace, warmth, and comfort, k?
Happy New Year…
Thank you for sharing the definition of hope, Bill. As the New Year begins, I’m reminded that hope is what gets so many through when they are facing challenges. You have a wonderful blog here and I have learned so much this past year from your articles. Happy 2014!
You’re welcome, Cathy. And thank you for your consistent visits and contributions in 2013. It so often comes down to hope, doesn’t it? I’m so glad it exists. Best to you and your family for 2014!
Your really appreciated sentiment here lives in me too, Bill. If there’s anything I hang with most, it’s hope. Hope seems to visit me in living color in the morning and then fades as the day grows older. I’ve learned to look forward to hope’s bright eyes and bushy tail as once again, that early morning sunshine tells me all I need to know.
You’re true to your word because you always DO give me more than expected here at Chipur. Thank you and I hope your 2014 is a Stoker.
Appreciate that personal sharing, Herby. Funny, my pattern is just the opposite. Mornings are slow, and my head very much clears as the day ensues. Hmmm. Always thankful for your steady visits and comments. My best to you and your family for 2014!
Thank you Bill. Yes short but definitely sweet. I love how much I learn each week from your blog – I will definitely be coming back around in 2014. Here is to ‘hope’ and all that 2014 has to offer you! Cheers Bill!
Hey, thanks, Leslie. Glad you pick-up a thing or two when you stop-by. And you can be sure I’ll do all I can to bring quality material your way throughout 2014. You bet – here’s to hope!!!
Hope – I am so fortunate it’s been something I hang onto because sometimes it’s the only thing that gets me through. As always, I love what you’ve had to say in this piece, Bill – you give us all so much – and especially, HOPE! Take care and Happy New Year!
You take care, as well, LIsa. And Happy New Year to you! I really appreciate your frequent visits and comments. I’ll be doing all possible to keep the flow goin’ in ’14…
Hope is the thing that has always allowed me to believe that no matter what is happening in the immediate, I can hang on because there will be something better tomorrow, or the next day, or at least someday even if I can’t see how all the pieces will line out. Thank you so much for your push to reinforce this concept of light that truly does shine as brightly as the north star at night. I look forward to the wisdom and insight shared here each time you post and recognize the hours it takes to research and prepare. Thank you always.
And thank you for your faithful visits and comments, Patricia. Hope is light, isn’t it? As well as warmth and comfort. Where would we be without it?