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Hope Is the First Thing to Think About When Waking Up

Agnes Laurens is a writer, wife, and mother of three daughters.

Hope according to the dictionary

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, hope means:

"to want something to happen or to be true, and usually have a good reason to think that it might

the feeling that something desired can be had or will happen

to express the feeling or wish that something desired will happen

something good that you want to happen in the future, or a confident feeling about what will happen in the future"

Meaning of hope

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Hope in love

I try to give love as much as I can to other people. It is also an effort to take, but hope is that there could be the right people on my path I can rely on and they can rely on me when time says we need each other. I just want to give love to other people who are genuine with me and don't take advantage of me for their own needs.

Hope is that where the right love leads, in my opinion. Hope to be loved by the right person, who understands you, willingly to give you space when you need it, respecting your values, the way you think and that belong to you as a human being. Giving that all back to them, see what they need, and try to help them whenever and whatever they need to be helped with.

Love is something that has been misunderstanding in this digital time. People are not even allowed to say what they want to say, or people don't pay attention to the feelings of other people and be tactic. Even most of us are not even helpful to other people and don't give any love to them, the ones who they should love the most.

Whether it is a family member, your child, your parent, or whoever it is, being there for one another in this world, means that you gave hope to that person in believing in that person. Hope for them to have a beautiful future, even it is for just one second of your life. giving love is also giving love to yourself. You will feel better after giving love.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

— Emily Dickinson

Hope in music

Since my childhood, I play the violin. I started to play the cello, and I sang in a choir. I always found it peaceful while playing my instrument or sang in that choir, and played in my orchestra's. I felt a union when I was with them, you feel somehow connected.

To me, it meant that I had hoped to feel loved in a community, full of people with the same values, and a love for music. You do the same: singing, playing an instrument, being involved with music. No matter the level of the musician. I always went to classical music concerts, once I went to a pop concert by Bon Jovi.

Composers of classical music will hope that people love their work and willing to play their work. Musicians are hoping that their new album will be played by their fans. Their hope was to make an album one day, and now they hope someone will be inspired by listening to them.

A singer(-songwriter) is inspired by what is happening in his or her life and writes a song about it. They hope someone else will be inspired to and see some similarities in their life. They hope they will have a full concert hall they play in.

The spirit in the music is hoping to inspire and to give their fans a little bit of hope in something good.

Hope in writing

Writing on diverse online platforms, writing for the local newspaper, and writing in diverse notebooks as a child gave me the hope of believing in things that could happen. I believed in a happy marriage, playing an instrument, going to concerts, or whatever dreams you had, writing it in notebooks, gave me hope that those events or hopes would finally happen in my life.

All the experiences I had in my life, are in my diary, or as articles online. These articles gave me hope that life would turn out different than it had been so far, or that my work will be read by whoever I could inspire and speak up about any issues that matter to me.

Fantasy stories I write will some kind of hope for me: a hope to publish it one day and all the things I write about, will inspire people, or even happen to me - if it didn't happen yet. My hope is stories I write through my fantasy stories, these will help you in (some) similarities from scenes of the book. That this will help you be a better person towards yourself and others.

I want to find the similarities through my own life, and write them through my articles and teach you what I have learned to warn you, to inspire you, to teach my experience what might help you be a better person. That is my hope.

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

— Vaclav Havel

Hope in dance

When I was a little kid, I danced classical ballet, jazz dance, and folklore dance, all for a long time. I enjoyed it so much. I felt a connection with my fellow dancers. I felt hope to be loved, to feel connected, to be around nice people. I hoped that everything I was going through, will be ok someday. I hoped that the things I was going through will stop and I hoped that I could leave it alone.

I hoped I could do all that by expressing myself through dance, moving my whole body, and literally throwing that away, behind me. Until this day it wasn't working just like that, but the hope still is there, through the dances I did, through moving, I now know that expressing yourself is the best things to do in life, and it is helping you speak up for what you believe, that I hope someone will be inspired somehow.

Expressing myself through dance gave me hope for better self-esteem, to be a better person, to feel myself better, and to dance my frustration out of my body.

Hope in talking with others

I love talking to others, just when I trust them, I just do love talking. I have been through that much in my life, that I don't trust a lot of people. But when I do, I love talking to them and I love being around my friends, and other people I love.

I love sharing stories with people I trust, I love to let them share their stories with me and let them know they can trust me. Talking to other people also gives me hope. Hope to find something familiar through their life stories, to what had happened to them, and what they could teach us. Hope to give to them, the hope they need to encourage them to continue doing good things, doing what they love to do, and giving them hope to no being judged.

When talking to other people, I'd love to be around them, even when they are there, but I don't need to talk. Just sharing our place, giving each other hope to just continue doing what we love to do, without judging, being loved for who we actually are, the hope people actually see who we are and act towards that.

A few years ago, I remember, that I walked through the village. An older man came towards me, just to talk to me about his hobby, something with making things from old things, I barely had time, but I made five minutes of my schedule to talk to this older man. Through the sentences, I knew he was very lonely, and apparently he sensed me out of millions, I would be the one to talk to and I gave him my trust him to talk to. I felt he needed it. He had hope, hope to talk and do his story.

To live without Hope is to Cease to live.

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

About the writer

Agnes Laurens is a writer. She writes for the local newspaper. Agnes lives in The Netherlands, with her husband and three daughters.

You can find her on Vocal, Medium, Elephant Journal, HubPages, Music List.

Writing is — aside from playing the violin — one of her passions since childhood. She is on Twitter and Instagram.

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© 2021 Agnes Laurens

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