Hope is…All we’ve got

January 2, 2012

From one of my life-long friends (since we were 8), Stacy: 

“Hope is all I’ve got.  
I wake up each hoping to be productive and helpful at my job.  I hope to be able to figure out challenging situations that arise in my interactions with people.  I have hope that eating vegetables will make me healthy.  I hope to have patience with those I usually don’t.  I hope an elf will sneak into my kitchen and make me coffee before I get up.  I hope that I’ll understand this world doesn’t revolve around me.  I hope to be able to fulfill whatever God has in store for me that day, even if it means doing laundry!
This is it. This is life.  It is going to be good and it’s going to be bad.  My faith provides me with a hope that during any tough situation it will someday be better because I know God is taking care of this. I choose and practice this mentality, I make Hope a priority in my life because at the end of the day, it’s one of the few things that I have.”

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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