Wednesday, March 24, 2021

March 24--Stubborn Hope

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You want and watch and work; you don't give up.  --Anne Lamott

    I love Anne Lamott's writing. I highly recommend "Almost Everything," her book on hope. It is very entertaining, as she has a great sense of humor. It is also inspiring, as one would expect a book on hope to be. 
    Showing up and doing the next right thing is a concept I learned as part of addiction recovery. Living without one's "substance of choice" is rarely a one-and-done experience. It is a daily process of staying present and focused on the doing the right thing. It takes stubborn hope to do that one day at a time. Days of hope added together make an abundant lifetime. 
    Hope has enabled us to make it through the pandemic and seek a new, more sustainable way to live. A glimmer of the dawn is out there... let us not give up.

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