I want to share a couple of columns about hope.
The first was written by Rick Reilly. Reilly used to be feature in Sports Illustrated, but you kind find his columns in ESPN: The Magazine now. Some of his writings are humorous and some are spiteful. Every now and then, though, he writes something that provides a ray of hope to an often hopeless world. Check this one out: http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?section=magazine&id=3789373.
The second was written by me and was in the Knoxville News Sentinel last year. You can see it here: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/dec/09/one-word/.
I see plenty of people who look as though they have given up. Do all you can to give the gift of hope to as many people as you can. We’re all in this together.