ONE STEP AT A TIME
I think it’s best to not overthink the ways we bring love and hope in the lives around us. Just showing those around you their value by reminding them how awesome they are or why they’re important to you fertilizes hope in their lives. For me, I love salt water taffy - so I like to share what I love with people I run into along the way! When we treat hope like an extension of ourselves, then things seem a lot simpler and we wind up leaking a lot more love and hope on others. When some friends and I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, I was hoping for a few things at the top - like a Jacuzzi and a dozen cake pops. It was a wicked climb, so our guide taught us to take one step at a time and we’ll get to the summit. As hokey as it sounds, it really worked and the mountain shrank a bit! Hope works like that - even when our story becomes pretty treacherous, we can see the path to the top given to us one step at a time.