This time of year, there is a lot of talk about peace and hope. All of it seems so external. The baby Jesus was born and suddenly, mankind has reason to hope. Maybe it was like that two thousand years ago, but now, I’m really feeling like hope is an internal thing.
Hope is simply a choice to take action. Maybe that’s what happened to so many people so long ago. The Savior was born and they made the decision to act with hope. It wasn’t the birth of the baby so much as the decision to take action.
What do you feel hopeless about right now? Money? The Future? War? Genetically Altered Food? Whatever it is, take a moment right now to take action. Decide to do something about it. Spend less money this holiday. Plan for the future. Protest or support the war. Buy organic and heirloom. Whatever it is that has taken hope from you, resolve today to do one small thing about it.
Hope isn’t about big actions. It’s about the small choices we make every day to make the world a better place. You have the power within your able hands to restore hope. Do it today!