Q & A: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPTIMISM AND HOPE???

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HOPE ~ TRUE FREEDOM by Henri Nouwen

“Optimism is the expectation that things — the weather, human relationships, the economy, the political situation, and so on — will get better.
Hope is the trust that God will fulfill God’s promises to us in a way that leads us to true freedom. The optimist speaks about concrete changes in the future. The person of hope lives in the moment with the knowledge and trust that all of life is in good hands…..Let’s live with hope.” ~ Henri Nouwen

OPTIMISM AND HOPE

Webster’s Dictionary/Thesaurus puts it this way: When we are optimistic, we are bright, cheerful, expectant and positive. When we are hopeful, we are not only optimistic but full of faith and confidence about a promising, reassuring result. Here are some quotes to remember:

–Turn your face towards the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.HOPE - NEVER LOSE IT

–Every day may not be good; but there is something GOOD in every day.

–Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.

–Where there is hope, there is faith. Where there is faith, miracles happen!

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