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Posts from the ‘Hope / Healing’ Category

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is Not Unrealistic

The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful.

– Paul Hawken

Wednesday of Hope – Nothing is Hopeless

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.

– Charles L. Allen

Wednesday of Hope – Courage to Fail

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.

– Winston Churchill

Wednesday of Hope – Humor and Perspective

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. In other words, I can only recommend perspective and distance.

– Václav Havel

Wednesday of Hope – Wait

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, 
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.

– T.S. Eliott

Wednesday of Hope – Dance Anyway

No despair of ours can alter the reality of things, or stain the joy of the cosmic dance which is always there. Indeed we are in the midst of it, and it is in the midst of us, for it beats in our very blood, whether we want it to or not. Yet the fact remains that we are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the winds, and join in the general dance.
– Thomas Merton

Wednesday of Hope – Go and Create Something

In a time of destruction, create something: a poem, a parade, a community, a school, a vow, a moral principle; one peaceful moment.

– Maxine Hong Kingston

And aren’t the creations of Dale Chihuly a wonder to behold!