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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 – Hopeful Eyes

Hopeful Eyes.

Hope looks at all things the way a mother looks at her child, with a passion for the possible. That way of looking is creative. It creates the space in which perfection can unfold. More than that, the eyes of hope look through all imperfections to the heart of all things and find it perfect. The eyes of hope are grateful eyes. Before our eyes learned to look gratefully at the world, we expected to find beauty in good looking things. But grateful eyes expect the surprise of finding beauty in all things.

– David Steindl-Rast

On the Alert to Find God

My profession is to always be on the alert to find God in nature, to know his lurking places, to attend all the oratorios, the operas, in nature.

– Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday of Hope . . . . in Stillness

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In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.
– Howard Thurman

Joys of the Unexpected

Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be?
– Elizabeth Bibesco, Balloons
Would you ever expect a flower like this? It is Love in a Mist

Would you ever expect a flower like this? It is Love in a Mist

What tracks do you leave?

A good traveler leaves no track.
-Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching

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We Create Hope

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.

– Lin Yutang

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