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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

Our Sparkling World

To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reverence and Respect for Life

Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life.

– Osho

The Universe Is Waiting for Us

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

– Eden Phillpotts

Yes, the Joshua Trees, the rocks, and the sunset were beautiful. But there was this rabbit . . .