Whether you’re a spiritual person who has an invisible source of Peace or a devout atheist who doesn’t believe in invisible friends, (or anything else you can’t see and touch) when the hardball of life hits you square in the face and you or a close friend find yourself facing life with a newly reacquired disability, you can’t find your happy place, or even if you’re one of “those people” who never has challenges, give yourself a chance to laugh at the undeniably true insights, the philosophies and the stories of someone who lives with what he speaks and laughs about. Life is more fun and hopeful when you Lighten Up, or do you lighten up when you become more hopeful? HOPE changes Everything Few things are more ethereal than hope. Hope isn’t tangible or measurable, but the positive physiological effects of hope are well-documented. Belief and expectation, the key elements of hope, can block pain by releasing endorphins into the brain. Hope has power enough to buffer us from the anxiety and stress of life. Hopeful people stress less. They create visions that sustain them, giving them strength to recover from setbacks that crush people without hope. After experiencing brain damage from a life-altering motorcycle crash, having hope was essential for Al Foxx’s successful rehabilitation journey. Hope provided him the extra spark he needed to want to work through enormous challenges and to continue to work toward the goals that would bring back his life. Built on the same framework as Al’s signature keynote Winners Don’t Quit, Hope Changes Everything focuses on the strength that hope gives us. Hope Changes Everything, by following examples taken from Al’s rehab journey, gives people facing challenges the real facts on hope and the inspiration they need to meet their challenges head on.