Where does hope come from?

You can’t buy hope in a supermarket

Nor from the vendor on the street corner.

It doesn’t come in packets for mixing with water three times a day.

And I’m not sure you can talk yourself into hope, like a mantra from a self-improvement book.

So, where does hope come from?


Hope is a foundational word for me, and I believe we choose hope intentionally. It doesn’t just happen, and it’s more than optimism.

Here is a poem from 2022 – A Blessing for Overflowing Hope – originally written for The Presence Project, which captures its essence.

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿