“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right inside it, under its roof.” Barbara Kingsolver
Living under the roof of hope – what does this mean for us as writers? It means that we live and work with the belief that our desires will be met and our goals achieved. We live in a state of expectancy – what attitude to create from! Hope can give our words wings in so many ways:
Hope emboldens us to follow the path that fills us with purpose and passion: It encourages us to believe that, over time, that path will become clearer and we will become more sure-footed.
Hope gives us the strength to believe that writing matters – that we can create work that moves others and brings us all closer together, united by the human truths and foibles we all share.
Hope gives us the strength to strike out on our own, to march to the beat of that different drummer beating inside us. It lets us know that our own steady efforts to improve and grow count more than anyone else’s view of what we should be doing and how we should be doing it.
Hope gives us the power to believe that we can overcome obstacles through our own hard work and persistence. Hope tells us that we are not at the whim of circumstances, but that we can shape them to our own purpose, despite their immovable outward appearances.
Hope – let’s live under its spacious, cloud-brushed roof today and all write on!