Hope

I felt this song was rather appropriate to our current state in the world. I think, like most of us, that we are in dire need of hope.

What is hope anyway?  To cherish a desire with anticipation. To want something to happen or be true. To desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment.

But how do we bring all of those feelings of hope into fruition? Well, we can’t just sit there being an armchair warrior that’s for sure!

Hope without action is merely a pipe dream. Something we daydream about. Visions in our heads of what could be. It’s a nice world, but it isn’t real. The real world demands action.

Most of us will sit at home and think about how we could do something if we really wanted to. I mean, I could hope all day long about how I COULD be on a show if I WANTED to, but is that going to get me an audition? My youngest son COULD hope to play football, but did that get him into a school and hour and a half from his home, where they are one of the only teams in the country playing now? Absolutely not! Our dreams and visions go far beyond hope.

We had to face our fear. The big one! It’s a scary one! It’s called REJECTION!!!!! What is it about rejection or the fear of it, that paralyses people so much? I just don’t get it! Maybe it’s because I face rejection on a weekly basis or I just don’t see it as rejection. I have raised my kids to always go after their dreams, which probably explains why none of us ever have regrets about the decisions we make, even when the rest of the world might ridicule us for them.

But who we are others to judge what makes you happy or what you hope about?

People talk about change, but don’t make any. They speak of equal rights but have their own set of rules. They condemn those with a voice and call them rebels, instead of embracing their bravery for expressing their truth. People want love but don’t embrace it and judge those who are different instead of trying to understand them. People even go so far as to say they want relationships but then put conditions all over them.

We are at a place in history where we are really being asked to look at ourselves. Who are you and what do you stand for? Are you a person who is willing to take accountability for where you are and how your life has turned out or are you a person who will continue to have hope, without doing anything to bring it about?

There are so many people with hope now. They have turned out by the millions to vote. Hope runs through their veins and they feel that their very existence relies on the outcome of this election. And maybe they are right. Either way, hope lives within them and hope just might get them through this paramount event and onto the other side, which is freedom of fear.

There are moments, like this one, where we might not have any hope and those are the moments where we really have to dig our heels in and find the grit, courage and passion to do something about it.

Have hope! Lift your spirit and dance! You are free to make choices and with that there is always hope.

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gretchenlynnallison

I’m a creative. This means I live in my head, my heart and my imagination; simultaneously. I love acting, modeling, writing and coming up with new ideas to help inspire others.

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