Don’t lose hope but we must accept finite disappointment, because we must never lose infinite hope. History is full of stories about people who came into hard times, lost hope, and gave up. What great successes these people might have achieved if they had chosen to hold on to hope. On the flip side we find that history is full of stories of people who also came into hard times, but they made a very different set of choices in their lives. They choose to pick themselves up, brush themselves off, and continue moving with the hope toward achieving their dreams. Another thing we all have in common is the ability to choose how we are going to react to the difficult times when they come. Will we allow them to destroy our hope for the future or will we decide to view them as a learning experience meant to help us as we continue to move forward with hope that the best is yet to come.