Despair is easy. Hope is much harder, but also more rewarding.
I find the best way to hope is to look down at where I’m standing, then look up at the sky. I try to savor the now of it all, although I’m not always great at this. (I suppose that’s why they call it a spiritual “practice.”)
As Don Hetzfledt says in his short film, World of Tomorrow:
“Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away, and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well, and live broadly. You are alive and living now. Now is the envy of all of the dead.”
Don’t pray to God–pray to the moment.
The moment is all we have.