None of us have ever woken up and thought, “I hope I have a terrible day today.” We might expect to have a bad day or worry about having a bad day, but these emotions are not hope. Hope is believing the best for us.
There is a difference between having hope and having a wish. Wishing is an optimistic thought that doesn’t require any action; hope is about trusting. Wishing the store will have your favorite flavor of ice cream when you get there is just a thought. Hope is calling ahead, learning it is in stock, then trusting the manager put it aside for you. Our hope is only as valuable as the person or thing in which we place it.

Reflect: Who do you place your hope in? Do you have a hard time hoping ? Why or why not?

If you have lost hope, please contact us at Life Tree Counseling Center. We will help you find HOPE again.


Kathleen Mills

Kathleen is a creative and gifted therapist who has extensive experience in helping children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues.