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HOPE NOTE #10: HOPE IS A SURPRISE

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

hope is a surprise

that you

constantly expect

but you

don’t know when or what you’ll get

just you

keep looking

keep believing

keep expecting

could arrive

on a sparkly day, or even during a valley of pain

it’s knowing

that good

is looking

and can’t wait

to give

good to you





Have you ever come home from a trip - and you have kids? First thing they say, “What did you get for me?”


That’s hope. You might have promised. Maybe you didn’t. But that little face knows that when you walk through the door, there is reason to expect something. Anything

There’s a phenomenon called “frequency illusion” or “recency bias,” where something you recently learned about suddenly seems to appear everywhere. I remember when I was going to buy my first vehicle. A mazda pick-up truck. I was looking at different vehicles and prices, and suddenly, mazda pick-ups were everywhere. So it seemed.

So then why not look for hopeful things. Expect them. The more you see, the more you’ll expect to see, and the more hope will show up


Ahhh.. it’s better than reading the news and getting laser focused on how often people get killed or kidnapped or . . . pick your bad new focus of choice.


You know it happens. You get “atuned” to it.


Tune in to hope. You'll find if you just keep looking.

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