Wearing Hope

Debbie McFalone, Ph.D.

OT Coach and Board Member


In the wonderful book Keep Moving by the poet Maggie Smith, the author tells her story of resilience during a traumatic time in her life. At one point, Ms. Smith says this: Perhaps when we try hope on for size, it may not fit at first---It may hang on us several sizes too big. But if we keep wearing it, we will grow into it. I love that image!


So how about you? Does it seem difficult right now to actively choose hope, and to continually make a commitment to “keep wearing it”? You’re not alone if you feel that way….and Opportunity Thrive exists to support you, help you find new strength and to reclaim the joy in your life.