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Writers Quote Wednesday – HOPE

20 Jul

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Happy Wednesday everyone! We’re over the hump of the work week and that much closer to the weekend. 😀

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge is sponsored by Colleen Chesebro of Silver Threading and Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then, write a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can include photos, photo quotes, or anything else that helps to highlight your quote. Have fun with it! This week’s theme is HOPE.

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Looking for Hope by Lihnida Dimeska (lihnida – DeviantArt)

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.”

~Jonas Salk

“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.”

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

~Charles L. Allen

The Gates of Hope

by Victoria Safford

Our mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of Hope—

Not the prudent gates of Optimism,

Which are somewhat narrower.

Not the stalwart, boring gates of Common Sense;

Nor the strident gates of Self-Righteousness,

Which creak on shrill and angry hinges

(People cannot hear us there; they cannot pass through)

Nor the cheerful, flimsy garden gate of

“Everything is gonna’ be all right.”

But a different, sometimes lonely place,

The place of truth-telling,

About your own soul first of all and its condition.

The place of resistance and defiance,

The piece of ground from which you see the world

Both as it is and as it could be

As it will be;

The place from which you glimpse not only struggle,

But the joy of the struggle.

And we stand there, beckoning and calling,

Telling people what we are seeing

Asking people what they see.

Have a great day!

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Stop looking for the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.

28 Mar

Stop looking for the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.

Hello everyone and welcome. Thank you for stopping by. I came across this touching poem on Google+ and I had to share it. Sometimes we feel as though we’re being pulled in many different directions and it’s hard to focus on what’s really important. If we could only stop and take a deep breath, silence our minds, forget about all the petty stuff and focus on all the little blessings, we’d be much happier. We can either wallow and complain about what’s wrong in our life, or we can realize once and for all that life isn’t fair and it never will be. So lets celebrate the good in our lives. Don’t sweat the small stuff. 

 

 

It’s not too late… the angel said.

Even though the world’s a mess…

Even though you’re not as young…

Even though you’ve made mistakes and have been afraid

It’s not too late…

And then I saw the world through the angels’ eyes…

I saw the colors I could paint

The bridges I could build

The lives that I could touch

The dreams that could still come true

And it became very clear to me…

That it’s not too late.

~Written by Ron Atchison

So what are you celebrating today?