In my work in the world of family centred care, I am propelled by an engine of hope. My first inkling that hope is better than fear was my experience in 2008 campaigning for Obama, which had a profound effect on me. It taught me that people desperately want to believe in hope. If hope is your message, and you never ever ever give up, no matter how many times you are dismissed and ignored and ridiculed, you will eventually break through.
And that is what happened in my home province of Alberta last night. The people have spoken and they have chosen hope over fear. Congratulations, my friends. xo.