If you’re like most people, hope can be hard to find. When you’re in the middle of struggles, pain, heartache, mental health issues, family difficulties, or even when you simply read the news, it can feel like there’s no hope left. We feel you. That’s why Brooklyn public defender Scott Hechinger’s recent Twitter thread was a light in a dark spot. On January 11, he tweeted a simple question: “What, if anything, gives you hope?” The responses did not disappoint and may just restore your hope in humanity and faith in God.
A simple question was asked
A positive question for this Saturday night:
What, if anything, gives you hope?
— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) January 12, 2020
The responses were profound
Random acts of kindness.
More and more I see people covering groceries or gas when a stranger falls short of has their card declined.
Nothing fights back against hopelessness like knowing someone, even a stranger, will have your back.
— Mike Bilan (@formikessake) January 12, 2020
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
— Watch🇺🇸Woman🌎on the Wall🇮🇱 (@aries1953) January 13, 2020
Good deeds. Kindness. We may lose battles but there is good in the world and we have to keep trying.
— alyson (@screenwriter36) January 12, 2020
As a psychotherapist, I couldn’t do my job if I didn’t believe in people’s capacity to grow and change. People only come to therapy because as troubled or unhappy as they may feel, they still have hope that life doesn’t have to be this difficult.
— Leslie robbin (@haifaandback) January 12, 2020
Life. Thats what give me hope.
— Richie (@Richie06543038) January 12, 2020
The gentle glow of human resilience in the shadows of tragic experiences. Those who've gone through hell seem to become the most authentic people you'll ever meet. They're the ones who help others without wanting. Even if they have nothing they'll give you kindness.
— Shea Rossomando (@Run_Fox_Run) January 12, 2020
Children asking questions & the bright looks on their faces, like the answer- no matter what it is- couldn’t possibly be anything less than magical.
— Sadie 🧸 (@ssadieowenss) January 12, 2020
my wife has had not one, but two kidney transplants. if she can survive that, i can survive anything
— shmasonsays (@shmasonsays) January 12, 2020
Young people. Always, young people. ✌🏻
— Renée🌊🆘2020 #resist (@rjw411) January 12, 2020
People give me hope. There are more good than bad, and we do make a difference.
— JanieBlue2 🌊💙☮️ (@Blue2Janie) January 12, 2020
My 13 year old students — when they can overcome their egos, or whatever, and just contribute to a Greater Good, like stopping to help a kid who drops his stuff or telling someone they did a good job.
— Shanna 🍌✊❤️🌊 (@ShannaOrgana) January 12, 2020
When I'm feeling like there's no hope I take a moment to remember all the horrible things God brought me through. Including how everytime I felt like I was in a hopeless situation in the past eventually things turned around and it will happen again.
— Moe (@Mollyright) January 12, 2020
— IA Caucus for Warren! (@thedealwithalex) January 12, 2020
Jesus Christ gives me hope and comfort beyond all confusion and despair.
— Simone💎 (@Nyc1Simone) January 13, 2020
What gives you hope? What about your teen? Share a few of these responses with your children, as well as your own thoughts on hope, to get the discussion going. Discover what, or whom, they place their hope in today!