They say elephants never forget. Bitter adults don’t either.

Every disappointment chips away at the invincible hope that comes so naturally when you are young. You don’t have to tell a child to be hopeful. A crushing defeat one day is forgotten the next.

Once you are grown, hope is not natural. It must be protected. You don’t just have hope. You must choose it every day.

Every day, guard your mind. Every day, look for the good. Every day, smile. Every day, look for places where hope is fulfilled. “I hoped there would be coffee this morning and there was!”

You need light most when it is dark outside.