On Being Hopeful

One of my friends shared a quote last week on hope, and I found them both so fitting for this cold Monday. I thought I’d share it along with a few pool photos that truly bring me so much joy. Have a wonderful week!

“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” Howard Zinn

0 thoughts on “On Being Hopeful

  • Reply Anne Elizabeth January 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Love that!!! I've been so bogged down by all the cruelty that I've lost hope lately. This quote was like a giant reset button for my mind. Thank you for posting. And I love the pictures of your beautiful family.

  • Reply LaTonya Yvette February 2, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you so much Anne!

  • Reply WS February 11, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Thank you for your blog. Powerful. Beautiful. A celebration of how life can be simple, full and fashion inclusive and accessible.

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