Hope- The feeling that what is wanted can be had; expectation; (verb with an object) to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence; to believe, desire or trust. (verb used without an object) To feel that something desired may happen.
I never understood hope until I took the time to look up its meaning. I found that there are two definitions. One definition when there is an object that is hoped for and the other with no object. This was a light bulb moment for me. I’d been exercising the wrong kind of hope for all these years. I had been hoping things would work out alright but I hadn’t written down or said out loud what that meant or looked like to myself let alone anyone else. I was in a sense living life willy nilly. I’d been hoping that something might happen instead of deciding what I wanted and expecting what I wanted to happen. When I realized that I had to know what I want and expect what I was hoping for to happen,I start to think about what I should be doing while was expectantly waiting.