Hope keeps us going, to expect all is well is natural. However, to align expectations with ground realities is tough. Mismatch of expectations leads to disbelief when dream is shattered. Unfortunately, hopelessness takes us to blame game and all hell breaks loose.
Goal and hope are closely connected. Sadly, hope doesn’t assist in achieving goal; focus and hard-work do. Optimism is good but realism is better, hope does help in reigniting fire after a setback and it is necessary to do.
If our kids consider hope as a motivator rather than a magic wand or a miracle box, it is a beautiful thing.