Hello everyone!! Happy Wednesday, one of my favorite days of the week! My daughter and I get to wake up just a little bit later in the morning because it’s a late start for school and that makes the morning even better. Yay!! Did I ever mention that in the Crenshaw household we love our sleep and are more night owl’s than early birds… 🙂
Anyway. Today when I was preparing to write, I came across some quotes on “hope” and I could not stop reading them–and before I knew it I had spent the better part of a half-hour reading them. I guess hope is contagious after all. I wanted to share a few that I discovered with you! Enjoy!!
“Hope itself is like a star–not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.”
–Charles Hadden Spurgeon
“The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.”
–Alain de Botton
“Hope is a renewable option. If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.”
“However long the night, the dawn will break.” –African Proverb
“This day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of those, I believe my favorite quote is the one by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. It is so true that when life is going well and on track we don’t think too much about needing hope. Throw a crisis into the mix and despair/hope are teetering together on a balance, weighing heavily on the shoulders of the one facing adversity. But, like Spurgeon says, this is when the star of hope has the brightest chance to shine!!
Another favorite, sorry, had to share:
And, like Alain de Botton says, the difference lies in how you are telling (or viewing) the same facts of the story: are using the lens of hope or the lens of despair? The choice, as hard as I know it can be, is ours to make.
What about you? What is your favorite quote on hope? I’d love for you to share it with me!! God bless you!
All the Glory to God,
All of these quotes were from: 290 hope quotes that will empower you-wisdom quotes.
http://wisdomquotes.com/hope-quotes/ Web. 10 September 2019.