Life doesn't always give us the joys we want.
We don't always get our hopes and dreams, and we don't always get our own way.
But don't give up hope, because you can make a difference one situation, one person at a time.
Look for the beauty around you in nature, in others, in yourself-and believe in the love of friends, family, and humankind.
You can find love in a smile or a helping hand, in a thoughtful gesture or a kind word.
It is all around, if you just look for it.
Give love, for in giving it you will find the power in life along with the joy, happiness, patience and understanding.
Believe in the goodness of others and remember that anger and depression can be countered by love and hope.
Even when you feel as though there isn't a lot you can do to change unhappiness or problems,
you can always do a little and a little at a time eventually makes a big difference.
Hope is always available to us.
When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say, "Yes," and hope will reappear.