How do we maintain hope in this complicated world? How do we cultivate gratitude and joy, even when—especially when—things are difficult? It’s important to share and hear stories of hope. This talk explores stories from school, prison, and the wilderness. Stories that include difficulty and resilience; heartbreak and growth; hope and vulnerability. All the stories have a common link: deep listening. This act is a simple yet profound gift we give each other: listen with an open mind and heart. In the listening, we both discover and create hope.