Hope is a powerful force; one that is necessary for survival.
We need hope for finding a bit of purpose and meaning so we can get out of bed in the morning.
Some might say that hope is as important to our survival as food and water. Hope supports our immune system; it fuels our cells.
Hope spreads to those around us because we are all so interconnected.
Hope is messy too, it can go hand in hand with a battle of sorts; either an internal battle or a societal activism. Battles are messy and scary.
Hope always involves risk. Always.
Hope is wildly courageous. Acting on our hope involves uncertainty and bravery.
Gleened from peerconnectbc.ca Peer Support Worker program.