So this week, our 20 time projects are taking a shift. We are now meant to focus more on what we our going to write our speeches on. They are meant to be focused on what we have learned throughout this year through our projects. I thought about it for awhile, and I think what I learned the most about, was hope. Watching my friend go through this terrible journey, I realized how powerful it really is. Sometimes hope can be the only thing that keeps people going through hard times. It is the thing that we cling to, when there is nothing else left. I found this anonymous quote that says, "When the world says, 'Give up,' Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'" This has been so true for my friend. She has been to see countless doctors and specialists, who each time give her a new sense of hope. She does not give up hope, that one of these solutions are going to be the one. The solution that gives her back the life she had before. This hope is one of the most important things, because it gives her and people like her the strength to keep fighting for a solution. Another quote I've been liking, is, "There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow" (Orison Swett Marden). This quote is so true. Hope is like its own form of medicine, that does not come in a bottle and doesn't need a prescription, but can sometimes be way more powerful than anything else. This is why I want to talk about it; because it brings light to those who are in darkness.