Do You Need to Be Happy to Feel Hopeful?

January 28, 2022

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“Hope isn’t the same thing as happiness. You don’t need to be happy to be hopeful. You need instead to accept the unknowability of the future, and that there are versions of that future that could be better than the current one. Hope, in its simplest form, is the acceptance of possibility.

“The acceptance that if we are suddenly lost in a forest, there will be a way through.”

—Matt Haig, The Comfort Book

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  1. Never considered the thought of hope being separate of happiness. Good quote Kathy. Hope you are staying warm...heard it was 27 degrees in Fla. the other day. Looks like winter is a little bit of everywhere. Hope you are having a good weekend. Hugs!

    1. Debbie--It was COLD--and I loved it. Our birdbath froze! But it will be 80 again by Thursday.
      I found this quote encouraging--I can have hope without having to feel happiness first.