Sometimes pain overtakes us; sometimes it seems we are so, so alone. But if we seek it, hope can come in the form of a beautiful golden sunrise, flower buds bursting with vibrant color, watching a puppy play or a baby bird take wing. Slowing down, breathing in the wonder of the moment, we discover miracles inherent in each day that can rekindle ebbing optimism. Sometimes hope must come from deep inside ourselves, a stubborn determination to never give up. Often it comes from others, and in giving to others. An act of caring, a kind word or a simple, heartfelt smile—because even the smallest things, given in love, can make the greatest difference.
You don't have to be perfect to be amazing! The opposite of discourage is courage—which is exactly what life requires. Even if you sometimes feel you don't have what it takes to reach your dreams, never give up!