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The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
~ Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

7 Characteristics of Hope

Hope “lights a candle” instead of “cursing the darkness.”

Hope opens doors where despair closes them.

Hope looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst in them.

Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot be done.

Hope draws its power from a deep trust in God and the basic goodness of mankind.

Hope regards problems, small or large, as opportunities.

Hope cherishes no illusions, nor does it yield to cynicism.

~ Author Unknown