what activity or situation makes you feel completely normal and gives you the sense that everything is going to be alright?
for me it's when I'm cooking or baking.
When I am in the middle of a project or experiment, everything is going well, and I am getting something done.
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere