When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

31 Days of Hope - Day 4

Once you choose hope, 
anything's possible.  
~Christopher Reeve

by Patricia A Pitterle

In this life that we are living
Things don’t always work out
Quite the way we planned.
Sometimes, it is as simple
As a choice gone wrong.
Often, it is more complicated
Than that.
Other people get involved,
We get our feelings hurt.
Trials happen,
Tears fall,
Disaster beckons.
But, through it all,
A glimmer of hope
Anchors me to the things
Most important
In my life. 
Hope ties me tightly
To those that I love.
Hope for the future,
Hope for the present,
Hope for love lost
And love found.
Hope gives me the courage
To keep trying
No matter how rough
The road I am traveling on
May be.
Hope gives me the confidence
To continue on
Into the twilight
Of tomorrow’s dreams.


  1. This is beautiful, Patty! :D And so true. NOTHING works out the way we plan it. NOTHING. Sometimes that can be so hard to bear. I have been slowly learning through life to stop looking for things to be a certain way, and just look to see what things will be like. Life is a mysterious adventure. We do not know what life will give us, but we can hope that it will be good. :) Hope is what lightens the heaviest of loads and gives us courage to keep moving forward when we feel like we may be moving backwards (where did that come from?). It is like faith... Hope helps us to act on something as if we know it to be right, even when we don't yet know it. We receive no witness until AFTER the trial of our faith. THANK GOD FOR HOPE! :)
    Corine :D

  2. You did sum up nicely thoughts on life and hope. I am so grateful for the gospel and the hope it brings into my life.
    A lovely post today on hope!