Hope can raise my spirits just enough sometimes to keep going. Yes, I didn't get the part I wanted this time, but hopefully, when the next audition comes around, I'll have had enough vocal work to do better. I may have had to do homework today, but I hope to go out with my friends the night after. Even though we broke up, my ex-boyfriend and I hopefully learned enough to make our next relationships more successful. It not only makes the current situation a little less painful, it motivates you to strive for what you want in the future. Without hope, what could you possibly desire to do? Hope may take it's part in composing our disappointments and nightmares, but it is also what defines our desires and dreams.
I'm a hopeful person. I have my distress and my despair, the same as any other member of our wreched species. Yet, when that little bit of hope I almost gave up on starts to crawl back, I can't help but welcome it. It makes me concede to going on, and sometimes, even makes it worth while. Hope doesn't always pay off, but it tries to make things easier for us. I hope you understand.