I went to see A Wrinkle In Time with my daughter yesterday and it was magical.  I read Madeleine L’Engle’s book as a child but didn’t remember the story.  I was so moved by the movie’s message of being a warrior of hope.  Of travelling to places that have only been dreamed about. Of fighting the darkness that manifests in people who put you down and judge you.   Of being the light and overcoming hurt.

As the poet Rumi said, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

Falling down is what will help you rise to greater heights.

I have a necklace engraved with the word hope and I have been wearing it to my speaking engagements at schools and corporations.  A warrior of hope is a powerful idea and we all embody that role.  We have a chance every day to inspire, empathize, help, teach, share, welcome, embrace and love those around us.  We can be the hope.

No matter what age we are, we know that feeling of walking into a room where everyone is already sitting down and getting on with it.  And then one person raises a hand and waves us over to join them.  In a school cafeteria or a work meeting.  That feeling of being welcomed home.  Of having hope.

May we embrace our journey and be warriors of hope in our everyday lives.  You never know how much your actions will mean to someone else.

How can we use our gifts today in a meaningful way and give others hope?  As author Madeleine L’Engle said, “We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”