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Wednesday of Hope – Hope through Appreciation

When we release expectation and experience appreciation, all the moments of our lives become openings and opportunities. – Kristi Nelson

Gratitude – the Fairest Blossom

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. – Henry Ward Beecher

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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope that Leads Us to Dance”

Greeting the Morning with Gratitude

As has been my custom in these blog posts, all of the posts focus on gratitude, for as the Dominican mystic Meister Eckhart once said, “If the only prayer you ever say it ‘Thank you,’ that will be enough. First thing in the morning,… Continue Reading “Greeting the Morning with Gratitude”

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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Wait”

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books. – A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens

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

Longing for a Sense of Wonder

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.… Continue Reading “Longing for a Sense of Wonder”

Wednesday of Hope – In a Power Greater than Ourselves

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.  – Maya Angelou

We Are Doubly Blessed

Gratitude makes us feel bursting with delight, just to remember the gifts we have received. Thus we are doubly blessed when we receive something: for the gift itself and later, in recall, for the miracle of having been given it. – M.J. Ryan