I catch myself throwing around the word “hope” all the time. “Hope to see you soon!” “Hope all is well!” “I hope so.” But today, after following up on an incredible story about a brand new mom of twin girls who is fighting a rare form of cancer, I realized in its most pure form, “hope” is not a verb.
Hope is born when a cancer patient is declared to be in remission. Hope is alive when a family digs itself out of $150K of debt in five years and has completely changed their future. Hope is uncovered when a young girl decides instead of birthday gifts she wants her guests to bring donations for a local animal shelter. Hope is what keeps us going.
So I’m challenging myself, and I’m challenging all of you, instead of hoping, let’s bring some hope to those around us.
P.s. To follow Jenna’s journey, the mom I talk about above, “like” her support page here: https://www.facebook.com/prayersforjenna