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Posts from the ‘Hope / Healing’ Category

Wednesday of Hope – Not Fearful of the Night

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

– Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse

Wednesday of Hope – Looking Ahead

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday of Hope – Breathing Hope

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

– Arundhati Roy

Wednesday of Hope – Despite Everything . . . Live in Hope

Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning.

– Etty Hillesum, Letters from Westerbork

If Etty Hillesum could write this with all she endured, we too can  be women and men of hope, like this sparrow hanging upside down from tender branch in the dead of winter. In 1943 when Etty and her family were placed on a train bound for Auschwitz, she tossed out window a postcard that read, “We have left the camp singing.” She was executed in Auschwitz on November 30, at the age of twenty-nine.

Wednesday of Hope – What Stands Against Us?

Not one single atom opposes us.

– Hongzhi Zhengue

Wednesday of Hope – Hopeful in Bad Times

 

 

 

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives.

– Howard Zinn

Wednesday of Hope – Finding the Warrior Within

Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within.

– Jennifer Welwood