Old Word Hope
I did not choose a word for the year. One chose me.
I had never heard of this word until yesterday. Not a surprise since it was last used in the 16th century. As I read its definition, it seemed like the perfect choice.
Before I share my word, you need to know its antonym.
Despair-the complete loss or absence of hope.
Though I have felt sadness and grief, I can’t say I have experienced despair. I have witnessed hopelessness. It is not difficult to find. So many challenges over the past couple of years. Such is this life we live.
No more suspense. My word for the year is…
Respair-fresh hope, or recovery from despair.
I am glad it found me! Now to try using it in a sentence. 😉
Here’s to respair in 2022! 🕊