"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimisim. It 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 is powerful part of the human spirit.  It is a key to Living Happier.  We all need a little hope.  I like this quote because it grounds me into remembering that I need to trust my gut,  know what makes sense to me and hope for that.  Then if it doesn't work out it, it is ok because it is grounded in who I am. 
                                                    --Nancy Jane Smith