I feel like a big part of being happy, resilient, having faith, and being able to receive spiritual blessings has to do with being hopeful.
I realized before I went back to school that I kept asking for things that I hoped for in my prayers and finally over the past week...I began asking for the ability to hope better as well. That was when I realized this is something I really do want for myself. Something I can ask for daily. Something I can sincerely have.
I have no idea how to measure it to tell I have "more of it," but I do have confidence that if you think about one thing enough that it will happen.
I hope to be a better wife.
I hope to be a better homemaker.
I hope to be a better "whatever I am at that moment."
I hope to be a more obedient daughter of God.
I hope to get more guidance in my life.
I hope to get more answers to my prayers.
I hope to have more hope.
So, here goes.