I don’t abandon hope. It is easy to get stuck in cynicism and despair and it is hard to stay open. Staying open requires I survive pain and make beauty from it. Staying open means I choose to believe there is a plan for my life that is bigger than I can imagine, and I don’t need to know what it will look like right now. My job is to do the next right thing and not abandon hope. Hope lives in the light in my heart. I don’t abandon my heart. I listen to the quiet murmur of my heart.I don’t abandon hope.