Hope looks for the good in people, instead of harping on the worst in them. Hope opens doors where despair closes them. Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot be done. Hope draws its power from a deep trust in God and the basic goodness of mankind. Hope ‘lights a candle’ instead of curses the darkness. Hope regards problems, small or great, as opportunities. Hope cherishes no illusions, not does it yield to cynicism.