“ Hope is essential to every human being no matter what the circumstances. Deep down inside, all people are the same. We all experience challenges in life, difficulties that may seem impossible to overcome. Yet we always have the ability to choose at any moment the direction our heart or our mind will go. We can choose blame or courage, anger or forgiveness, worry or faith, hope or despair.

When a person is given the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness or advanced illness, the sense of hope may vanish. There may be loss of hope for personal dreams, future possibilities and yearnings.

People struggling to come to terms with their own mortality often have a need for hope and for finding meaning and purpose in their life. Even when there is no hope of recovery, there can still be time for farewells, for reconciliations, for peace with oneself. There can be hope for little things that matter – whether it is comfort, joy, peace, friendship or love.”       anonymous



“HOPE is the guiding lantern that leads us out of the
darkness of the forest and into the safety of the clearing.”         anonymous