We should expect hope's reciprocity as a natural flowering
of the life of hope. Helping others and nurturing hope is
expressive of hopefulness itself. It is an extension of
the hopeful self to reach out to others, promoting
the connection of agency and the enrichment of horizons
of meaning. Hope's reciprocity grows out of the very social
nature of hope; we thus frequently see it live in family
relations, in intimacy, in love. And so hope spreads.
This spreading should not surprise us; like love, it is
freely given, fostered, and nurtured.
PATRIC SHADE, Habits of Hope