Hope is splendid word. To be hopeful is to have positive expectations. One of my favorite movie’s The Shawshank Redemption mentions hope when Andy Dufresne played by Tim Robbins writes about it in a letter to Red played by Morgan Freeman. . .
” Dear Red, If you’re reading this, you’ve gotten out. And if you’ve come this far, maybe you’re willing to come a little further. You remember the name of the town, don’t you? I could use a good man to help me get my project on wheels. I’ll keep an eye out for you and the chessboard ready. Remember Red. Hope is a good thing maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you and finds you well. Your friend. Andy”
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chilliest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
— Emily Dickinson