Right now I'm hoping for a lot of things.
I hope to have all the snacks prepped in time for the conference. (feeding sixty people snacks seven times!)
I hope to finish the totes I hope to sell at the conference.
I hope the totes sell at the conference!
I hope everyone loves my home-baked goodies.
I hope I make good contacts that will bear fruit.
I hope to be a good editor and help writers become better writers.
I hope I survive this week with my brain in tact.
I hope to make new writing friends.
I hope I don't fall asleep in class.
I hope I can be God's Little Prayer Warrior.
I hope I can sneak in a nap sometime today.
I hope God blesses my family for helping me and being there for me for this conference.
I hope my writing makes people laugh while they learn.
I hope my cat Boo-boo stops scratching at the door and meowing to get my attention! (My writing space is a No-Cat Zone.)
Yes, I hope for a lot of things, and this list is just the tip of the mountaintop. My hope meter is off the charts right now. But my biggest reason to hope is God. God is going to get me through this week with a grin that's bigger than a Cheshire cat. He is the only one that can fulfill any of these hopes. He is the rock I stand on (and sometime thump my head against), and the Maker of Miracles.
And if I get through this week without collapsing and with my brains in tact? That would be a miracle- trust me!
As I look for opportunities, learning, and new friends, I'll be seeing God also. He's like cat hair- He gets into everything once He's in your house! So i'll let my hopes run amok and have all the fun they want- because God is in charge here, and hope really does spring eternal when He's around!