For most, the last few days have seemed like a thousand years. Between the Boston Marathon bombing, Gosnell trial, Ricin incident, and West Texas explosion, hope seems lost. I wish I could say I knew the magic words that would suddenly kindle hope inside the hearts of all Americans. I don't. All we can do now is pray.
However, though I can't seem to find the right words to say, I thought I'd let others speak for me.
"There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for." --Lord of the Rings
“Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” ― Stephen King
“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.” ― Margaret Mitchell
"Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage." -- The Hobbit
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
“So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.” — Gandalf (Ian McKellen)
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." — The Emperor (Mulan)
“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning’s done.” – Rock Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)
“Hope – it is the only thing stronger than fear.” -- The Hunger Games
“Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.” -- Hope Floats