wishes & hope

We are ready to shed the old year. We are more than ready to step into the new year, to see everything it has to offer, to see what it holds, and we hope and pray that – more than anything – it looks up. Already we can see the gentle curve of time as it begins to tilt, as a glow creeps across the horizon. I am excited. I am eager. And I have a wish, or several, for you in the coming year.

People will tell you not to get your hopes up, but I hope you ignore them. Hopes are not made of lead, they are not meant to remain on earth. Hopes should be high. Keep them there. Even when they are dashed, when some dark figure looms and cuts your hope down, I hope you release another and another and watch them sail up. I hope that you never stop hoping. If you hope for enough, if you hope hard enough, if you send enough of them up past the haze of common sense and disappointment, there will be too many for disappointments to dash them all. You will have successes. You will have fulfilled hopes.

So here’s to our hopes untethered; may they push upward and onward, no matter what.


  1. Oh, Mirri, THANK YOU. I needed to read this. I’ve been feeling really drained and down and unmotivated lately. Wondering if I should even bother continuing pursuing my dreams. This is precisely what I needed to pull me back up.

    “I hope you release another and another and watch them sail up.” YES. Thank you!!! You words always bless me.

    And I hope YOU have an absolutely blessed 2017. <3


  2. …Wow. I love that. I’ve always been afraid to hope. . . thought it was better not to hope so I wouldn’t be disappointed. But “Faith and HOPE and love last on these three…”, so hope is important, but I think I always ignored that part. But now I want to hope!

    God bless you Mirriam. I pray many of your hopes are fulfilled this year! :) I’m so thankful for you and your blog and the different ways God can teach me things.


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