Emily Dickinson withdrew from society while in her twenties. But this reclusive young woman was not idle; she wrote poetry. After her death, 1,800 of her poems were discovered, and her works are still admired today.

Miss Dickinson wrote, “Hope is a thing with feathers that purchases in the soul.” And she was right. But sometimes, when tough times arrive, it’s tempting to take our hopes and dreams and lock them away like Emily Dickinson put away her poetry.

If you’re feeling pessimistic or dejected, it’s time to reconsider. As Emily Dickinson reminded us, a hopeful heart is medicine for the soul. Always has been. Always will be.

Hope for the Best. Give It Your Best. Repeat.

Entertain great hopes.
Robert Frost

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Hope! What a wonderful word it is! Write it indelibly on your mind. H-O-P-E. It is a bright word, full of courage and optimism. With this word, let us begin tomorrow.
Norman Vincent Peale

Be hopeful! For tomorrow has never happened before.
Robert Schuller

Dreams never hurt anybody who kept working right behind the dream to make as much of it come true as possible.
F. W. Woolworth

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Colin Powell

Perhaps the greatest psychological, spiritual, and medical need that all people have is the need for hope.
Billy Graham

For we are saved by hope….
Romans 8:24 KJV