Hope 2016

I hope you’re here in the morning, but I’ll be ok if you’re not.

I hope you love me when you wake up, but I’ll be ok if you don’t.

I hope tomorrow will be one of your good days, but I’ll be OK if it’s not.

I hope I get the call that I’ve been waiting for, but I’ll be OK if I do not.

Hope pulls at our heartstrings. Hope allows us to live under great uncertainty. To stay in hope, though, we must detach from the outcome. That’s where the “I’ll be OK” affirmation comes into play.

The greatest difficulty is the mental resistance to things that arise, and the underlying assumption that they should not.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Hope is a mechanism for inviting positivity into a situation even when a solution isn’t obvious or the outlook is grim. Hope elicits your strength when you feel weakness. Hope keeps you in the game when the odds seem to be stacked against you. Hope fuels your willPower when you feel like throwing in the towel.

You play hard and you play right to the end.” ~Tom Martinez, football coach

Hope is most vivid at the edges of life. There is hope in the pregnancy test and hope in the operating room. Hope wells up when you submit a proposal and when you apply for a new position. Hope will sustain you in the courtroom of life when the verdict is out of your hands. Hope is a wish with strength and resilience. Don’t lose hope. The world needs you.

Hope aligns you to your finest acts of life.” ~Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit www.starslocker.com.