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Wednesday of Hope – Think the World is Over?

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.

– Barbara Haines Howett

What Does the World Need?

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

– Howard Thurman

Wednesday of Hope – Trust Life

Deep trust in life is not a feeling but a stance that you deliberately take. It is the attitude we call courage.

– David Steindl-Rast

Secrets at Dawn

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.
–  Jalaluddin Rumi

Wednesday of Hope – Not Giving Up to Despair

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.

– Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Do Not Be Small Minded

Do not be small minded. Do not pray for gourds and pumpkins from God, when you should be asking for pure love and pure knowledge to dawn within every heart.

– Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Great Swanby by Lex Hixon

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is Not Dead

Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations.

– Kathy Hobaugh