At our firm’s recent Christmas breakfast the Spartanburg community came together to celebrate 2019, raise money for charity and acknowledge a wonderful group of young people, one of whom is struggling with a difficult illness and two others who are excelling academically and making a difference in their communities. This annual holiday tradition also honored Spartanburg Regional Foundation Healthcare System Hospice and the Abernathy-White Humanitarian Award was presented to Dr. Russell Booker, Superintendent of Spartanburg School District 7, who has touched the lives of countless young people in our community.
My minister, Reverend Ned Morris of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, also spoke to our guests about hope, a message that was uplifting and impactful. After I had time to reflect on his message it dawned on me. Hope is important not only from a Christian perspective, but it is also a critical element to our day-to-day psyche and the reason behind our ‘get up and go’ attitude toward our jobs, routines and families.
Believing in Christ is essential to everlasting life, and it should be the center of our attention. Whether you’re 12 or 92, your daily existence should be grounded in the hope Christ gives us. It’s never too late to succeed. Every day turns the page to a new chapter of your daily earthly experience.
Life is tough for everyone, but hope gives us the courage to persevere. Staying positive and having hope will make a difference in the happiness you find in your life and the lives of others. The rose will bloom again—maybe not tomorrow, but it will bloom. Don’t give up hope. It defines our human existence.
God bless you and yours, and God bless America.
Happy New Year!
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