I hope that we each find peaceful moments throughout our days.
I hope that war is not inevitable.
I hope that fear of vulnerability does not cause us to bypass love.
I hope that authenticity and hugs reign over hyperreality, pretense and the virtual world.
I hope that rain today means life tomorrow.
I hope that excess for some does not mean insufficiency for others.
I hope that we discern the true cost of what we want and refrain from paying too much for it.
I hope that there remain some things that cannot be bought or sold.
I hope that religion does not veer so hopelessly off the mark that it never finds its way back to Allah, Yahweh, the Almighty and whomever else the religious worship.
I hope that books of all kinds stick around and continue to be read and shared.
I hope that education is available to all and not just those who can afford it.
I hope that choice exists for all and is not just a luxury enjoyed by the privileged or the lucky ones.
I hope that our children today will still have a livable planet when their children are all grown up.
I hope that more and more of us accept the responsibility of becoming role models for future generations.
I hope that racism, sexism, ageism and partisanship someday become a thing of the past.
I hope that, in expressing gratitude for what we have, we do not inadvertently or deliberately lower our expectations of ourselves and of each other.
I hope that we find a way to challenge each other so that we bring out the best in all of us.
I hope that, rather than resist it, we allow the process of transformation to occur after a deeply profound experience or loss or shift.
I hope that each of us finds a way to share our gifts with others.
I hope that we realize how essential to our being music, poetry and all forms of art are and that they continue to move us, nurture us, heal us.
I hope that we learn to broaden the meaning of us beyond our families, our communities, our nations, our coalitions to the extent that not a single one is left out.
I hope that we begin to embrace our differences and glean wisdom and strength from sharing them, instead of letting them divide us.
I hope that we always remember, acknowledge and respect the thread that connects all of us.
I hope that hope never runs out for any of us.
What do you hope for?