Life for us all lately has felt like a gamma ray burst where bad meets really bad and forms supermassive bad. Yet, there is one word that has continued to ring in my heart, lifting me above the never-ending litany of things gone wrong and that word is hope. Hope is the light that can lead our thoughts beyond the darkness of our present to dream, visualize and take action for better tomorrows.
Hope, without it our hearts are sick. In the midst of layoffs, wars, hatred, and the day-to-day challenges of parenting, caregiving, running a business and making it through a day, there is hope.
Let the dark days of the present strengthen your resolve to fight for hope. Be resolute in your pursuit of it, as the chase leads you into a brighter future.
I know it’s hard but even now, there are sparks of joy that encourage us to not give up. This community of strong, smart public relations professionals is one sign. In the dark days you have listened, supported, empathized and advocated for one another, your communities and your families. We lift one another up and are a constant reminder that there is hope.
Wherever you are and whatever you are going through, take a moment today to breathe deeply and remember hope is alive and well.
Photo Credit: Credit:Marut Khobtakhob via iStock by Getty Images