There is an old Japanese saying, ‘fall seven, rise eight’.
What is hope?
One kind of hope is the expectation that tomorrow will be better than today.
It is the kind of hope that has us yearning for sunnier weather or a smoother path ahead.
It comes without the burden of self-responsibility.
The onus is on something else or someone else to make things better.
‘Getting your car out of the garage’ depends on a different kind of hope.
It rests on the expectation that our own efforts can improve our future.
I have a feeling tomorrow will be better is different from, I resolve to make tomorrow better.
The hope that these people have has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with getting up again when we do fall.
Get your car out of the garage and take self-responsibility for making things better!