The Power of HOPE

Life hurts sometimes. I’m sorry about this. I wish the process wasn’t so brutal.

These are the moments where HOPE is powerful – it’s the confidence that something good is ahead, even if you can’t see or feel it.  HOPE allows you to believe in a future that hasn’t happened yet, even if you are unsure how to reach it.  It’s NOT the naiveté of buying a lottery ticket to become a millionaire. It’s NOT just crossing your fingers and wishing for good luck.

HOPE is investing your heart and soul into a better, more beautiful vision of yourself and the world. It’s giving yourself to that vision. Holding onto the tiniest splinter of belief, even when the pain threatens to overwhelm you.

FEAR says that you are too small, too broken, too weak. But HOPE is knowing that the support necessary to create something wonderful will arrive when you need it and when you are truly ready for it.  God will provide. The world is full of loving people who will help. There will be enough.

But the process WILL be painful. I hate that part, and I wish it was avoidable. The pain will force you to let go of what you don’t need… the stuff that is holding you back. It can help you get a clearer view of what matters and who you really are.

You are NOT alone. Around the world, there are fellow warriors fighting similar battles. Someone else has walked through the exact situation you are in and felt the same hurt.

There is HOPE in togetherness, in sharing our stories and listening to the tales of others who have similar dreams and hurts. There is strength in authenticity, openness, and trust. If you don’t have a tribe to share your journey with, seek one.

When I make a movie, I seem to find that I need the message more than the viewers do. Or, maybe I just make the films I need to see. Perhaps the hours I spend crying over these inspirational stories in the editing room are an essential part of my personal journey.

Either way, the next movie Look to the Sky is about HOPE… what it is, where it comes from, how we lose it, and how we get it back. So, it’s on my heart today.

May your day be filled with peace, joy, and HOPE. Sending love and hugs today, my friend!