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Posts from the ‘Hope / Healing’ Category

Wednesday of Hope – Hope that Leads Us to Dance

We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces toward the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty…We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, let us dance.

– Stephen King

Wednesday of Hope – Pessimist? Optimist? Realist?

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

– William A. Ward

Wednesday of Hope – Where Hope Lives

Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty is room to act.

– Rebecca Solnit

Wednesday of Hope – Think the World is Over?

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

– Barbara Haines Howett

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

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

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is Not Dead

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

– Kathy Hobaugh