Trust in the triumph

by admin on June 9, 2011

“He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive of success out of the greatest obstacles.” — Sir Walter Scott

Hope reveals itself in many forms. There’s the kind of hope you feel when you’re on Ebay, bidding on a designer dress one minute before the auction closes. There’s also the kind of hope you feel when the police cruiser in your rear view mirror doesn’t stop you as you speed by, twelve miles over the limit. And then there’s the kind of hope that rises up within you when you’re told that one of your best friends, who has advanced leukemia, MIGHT JUST SURVIVE.

That last kind of hope actually flooded over me a few years back.

As it turns out, my friend was given a thirty percent chance of making it.

And, along with her diagnosis, she possessed a uniquely strong brand of optimism that impressed her doctors and family alike.

In the months that followed, she proceeded to undergo round after round of chemotherapy, was pumped full of more chemicals than a box of Twinkies, and topped off the whole roller coaster ride with a bone marrow transplant.

Now, you’re probably thinking the impressive part is where I tell you she survived the ordeal and was declared cured five years later. Amazingly, it’s not. The most impressive part of this story is that, throughout her struggle, she navigated the ordeal with an UNSHAKABLE attitude of hope.

Hope was a beacon for her. She held it out with a passion and let it light the way.

Hope prevailed.

Never underestimate the power of hope.