How often has the grain of sand in the oyster created a beautiful pearl? How much hope do pearl divers have that “this will be the one”? Little things comprise our day, and we may wonder “Will this little action be the one?” The one that will open a comatose person’s eyes? The one that will unlock a child’s brain to understand 3 x 4 = 12? The ticket that will win the lottery? The lawn mowing that will be the last of the season? The recipe that won’t fail? The point of view that will finally be understood? So much of life is reaching out to the finish line that may never be crossed. Yet we put forth our energy. Hope is our incentive, our reason to try. Hope is the grain of sand that creates the potential and possibility for miracles.