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Wednesday of Hope – One Day at a Time

Today is only a small manageable segment of time in which our difficulties need not overwhelm us. This lifts from our hearts and minds the heavy weight of both past and future.

– Anonymous, One Day at a Time in Al-Anon

Gratefulness Is a Bridge

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we’ve attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can’t be happy now, we’ll likely not be happy when.

– Philip Gulley, Porch Talk

Wednesday of Hope – For What Do We Hope?

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what to hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope.

– Barbara Kingsolver

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The Mystery of Gratitude

Ironically, gratitude’s most powerful mysteries are often revealed when we are struggling in the midst of personal turmoil.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Wednesday of Hope – Never Give Up

There are moments when I feel like giving up or giving in, but I soon rally again and do my duty as I see it: to keep the spark of life inside me ablaze.

– Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life

Don’t Take the Easy Way

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

– Maya Angelou

Wednesday of Hope – Wisdom from Helen Keller

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

– Helen Keller