I thought about hope this weekend

and how it can blindside you sometimes with its apparent fragility. An angry outburst, a scary diagnosis, an unexpected storm, some disappointing news, a million small things can chase hope away.

But, hope is a stubborn beauty

and more steadfast than we know.

All it takes is faith (and a little Gorilla Glue)

and she’s right back by your side.

So, here’s to hope and her eternal spring! May she find her way into all of your hearts and linger there forever.