In Others’ Words: Hope
“I always entertain great hopes.” ~Robert Frost, poet
Are you entertaining hope?
Indulge me for a minute while I play with that word “entertain.”
Have you invited “great hopes” (plural) into your life? Anticipated the arrival of great hopes? Thrown the door wide open and embraced great hopes telling them, “I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve been waiting for you!”
Or have you told “great hopes” they are not welcome in your life? Is there a “Great Hopes Not Welcome” sign posted by your front door? When hope comes knocking, do you keep the door shut and the lights out?
Entertaining great hopes is a choice. I’ll admit there are days when I don’t treat hope well. I ignore it, while I entertain doubt. Or fear. Or woe is me.
But as 2011 winds down and I walk into 2012, I am determined to entertain great hopes. For me. For my family. For my friends.
In Your Words: How would you finish this sentence: I often entertain ________. What great hopes are you entertaining?