Some guests come only when you invite them. Hope is one of them. You can’t expect hope to pay you a visit unless you’ve extended your invitation. Otherwise, it will just brush by your life; and the void it leaves behind will be filled by apathy, numbness, and despair.
There will probably be certain instances in your life when you’re lucky enough that hope finds you even when you haven’t chosen it. But hope like that doesn’t stay. Once it realizes it had come uninvited, it’ll be gone in a jiffy.
We have the right to choose hope in any situation, no matter how difficult. Everyone has unlimited access to this right. Knowing that you can choose hope no matter what hardship you may be facing, knowing that the sun is still shining even on a day when thick clouds are covering its light, is a huge blessing. Hope is a fishing line for catching happiness in the river of life.