>I was looking for a quote about hope to share tonight because I feel very full of hope about my future and how things seem to be panning out of me at this present moment in time. I really do have a huge sense of peace and wellbeing and I realise looking at just how well I have handled things I expected to be difficult just how much of a role hope has played in this. The knowledge that everything will be ok and the hope that this belief is true I mean.

Well, this isn’t exactly a quote but I think it does express exactly what I want and need it too.

Four candles slowly burned. The ambiance was soft, one could almost hear them talking…

The first candle said, “I am Peace!” – “The world is full of anger and fighting. Nobody can keep me lit.” Then the flame of Peace went out completely.

he second candle said, “I am Faith!” – “I am no longer indispensable. It doesn’t make sense that I stay lit another moment.” Just then a breeze softly blew of Faith’s flame.

Sadly the third candle began to speak. “I am Love” – “People don’t understand my importance, so they put me aside. People even forget to Love the people nearest to them, I haven’t the strength to stay lit.”

And waiting no longer Love’s flame went out.

Suddenly…. A child entered the room and saw the three unlit candles…

Saying this the child began to cry…

The fourth candle answered “Don’t worry I am Hope!” – “While I am still burning we can still relight the other candles.”

With shinning eyes the child took the candle of Hope and relit the other candles…

The flame of Hope should never go out from your life.

…and with Hope each of us can live a life of Peace, Faith & Love!

~author unknown

If you think about the place I am in my life at the moment, that’s a pretty appropriate piece for me and reading it helped me a lot.

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