Sunday, December 30, 2007
I found this statement in a Queensland Government document about the Recovery model in mental health services. It fits in many circumstances: Hope is the limitless belief that things do not have to remain the same and that change can and does happen. It is about concentrating on strengths rather than weaknesses, focussing on the future rather than the past and celebrating small successes rather than insisting on rapid change. Hope fuels the recovery process through expanding the sphere of possibility, colouring life perceptions and sustaining individuals even during period of relapse.