Jessica J. Champion, LMFT, CADC

Individual and Family Therapist


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The Definition of Hope

Hope is the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life.  [1] Hope is the “feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best” or the act of “look[ing] forward to something with desire and reasonable confidence” or “feel[ing] that something desired may happen”.[2] Other definitions are “to cherish a desire with anticipation”; “to desire with expectation of obtainment”; or “to expect with confidence”.[3]

-Wikipedia

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“While it is true that most people never see or understand the difference they make, or sometimes only imagine their actions having a tiny effect, every single action a person takes has far-reaching consequences.” – Andy Andrews, author of The Traveler’s Gift