Thursday, March 10, 2011

Googling Hope

When I googled the word “hope” I got 809,000,000 sites. That’s millions with an M. I browsed the firsts few pages and on those sites the word hope was associated with peoples’ names, geographical locations, organizations, athletics, celebrities, concerts, academic scholarships, businesses, movies, schools, rehabilitation centers, and on and on. 

Hope must be a pleasing word to be used so widely in all these areas. It is a positive word and maybe most folks are looking for a little less negative in their lives. Do you work some place with hope in its name? Do you know someone named hope? Movies, schools, athletics? 

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops at all.”  –Emily Dickinson

Merriam Webster online dictionary gives this definition of hope: 1. Trust, reliance. 2: desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment; also: expectation of fulfillment or success. 

Hope used as a noun has many synonyms ranging from anticipation to wish; in between those two are dream, faith, likelihood, and possibility.

Is it easy for you to expect something good to come your way soon?

 Till next time … keep on smiling.

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