The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
— Barack Obama
This is the aspect of hope (also joy, love, faith) that’s the most convicting to me as I battle depression. I can’t remember the last time I tried to actively put something good into the world. Rather, I’ve been impatiently waiting for hope to be given to me. Maybe that’s not how it works.