Hope (For National Suicide Prevention Week): A Vaempires Guest Post

Today, I want to share words about hope I once penned for author Jessica Fortunato and National Suicide Prevention Week.



"Hope is, arguably, the most underrated, yet overused, word in our language. I hope I get that job. I hope we're having pizza  for dinner. I hope he/she likes me. Everywhere one turns, phrases  involving hope are bandied around in casual conversation.

Collectively, we sell hope short. We cheapen it with our  selfish, narcissistic application. Hope involves more than the  attainment of some momentary satisfaction or enjoyment. It is much more, even, than leverage within the elusive, everyday games that people play.

Hope is magical stuff. Hope is powerful stuff. It  has the power to save lives, yes, but it can even save one life. It has  the power to change your world ... my world ... the world.

Hope shouldn't be hoped for. It shouldn't be tossed around as conversational filler. It should be seeded and sown, encouraged and  fostered, and spread around and celebrated. Hope should be  provided to those who need it most. Hope should be the last thing that is neglected or abandoned or forgotten among our busy, everyday lives.

At least, that's what I hope."



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