I don't do resolutions but I have found myself a word for this year, or rather it found me. Everywhere I go... there is HOPE, meeting me nose to nose
via tumblr...shining itself in to every nook & cranny of my life (found this in Dannevirke on the rescue mission)
A few days ago I bought some delicious apricots from a man called..none other than.. Mr Hope!So I began to ponder the question..well what is hope.. really?
I liked this thought..
"The strongest form of HOPE has always been a verb;
requiring action for it to be at all. And that action is
more than an idle wishing, or relying on circumstances
or situations to resolve themselves. It begs investment
in an end-result, something you can already envision as
a complete and fully realized actuality.
It suggests a formulated plan that makes
accommodations for the steps along the way towards
that ultimate aim.
It requires a sense of possibility that makes the feasibility
of such an idea a tangible reality, even in the face of
challenge. And most importantly, Hope is connected to a
subject, nouns and pronouns, both plural and individual.
In essence, HOPE in its highest form can’t exist without us.
It needs us to make it happen.
Without us, it goes back to its stick-figure, four-letter
status, gathering dust on a peeling bumper sticker
or faded window sign.
And with us, HOPE is reality because we make it so."
from Dianne (an educator) via I am good news
Where is despair telling stories in your world?
What tiny bit of hope and goodness might you
create to counterbalance those tales?
Write the hope notes that you most need to read,
the words that inspire you and help you hold on to hope.
(I bought this card recently I love it!)with the hope that we might all run in to life
with joy.. without fear of falling or failing
Last night (after a 33 degree day!) I went to pop my car away & as I turned on the ignition & drove the
2 metres in to the garage the radio came on & I heard this disembodied voice say ..."hope.. beyond the hurt" I think perhaps that has to be my hope note for this week "THERE IS HOPE.. BEYOND THE HURT" & I know exactly who needs to hear that..even a txt would do it.I'd love you to join me in the project of the hope revolution..even the simplest acts can touch lives profoundly. Let's embroider life with golden threads of hope through acts of kindness & HOPE full words. Where is despair telling stories in your world? I have heard maybe a dozen heart wrenching stories already this year..people facing really hard stuff. Even the comments that we leave for one another through blogging or other social networks can bring hope & encouragement...might even mean the world to someone else. Let's carry hope close & share it where ever we can. I'd love to hear your hope stories...!