“Hope is like a path in the countryside. Originally, there is nothing – but as people walk this way again and again, a path appears.” ~Lu Xun
And His name will be the hope of all the world. ~ Matthew 12:21
Hope isn’t the same as optimism. It isn’t the belief that something bad will turn out well. It’s the absolute confidence that every part of your life ultimately makes sense regardless of how it turns out this side of eternity. ~Rick Warren
Maybe it was because my dad turned 84 years-old this week, but there seemed to be a theme this week:
What a great gift this writer has: Activating Hope
Willpower vs. Soulpower with willpower, you might succeed at doing something new for a few weeks, but your own efforts only go so far. Knowing the right thing to do doesn’t mean you have the power to do it. Lasting change will only come when your inner nature changes, when you live by soulpower. Read the rest at Remembering What Jesus Did For You…
Emailed from my friend Garrett is this wonderful post about what Mark Twain Can Teach Us About Living. My favorite quote from this blog post: “Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.”
By being watchful, we can let the right thoughts in and the right ones go~~Gently click here to linger a moment
My favorite poet, Pablo Neruda, had a birthday this week. Give yourself a gift and read one of his poems.
Pablo Neruda wrote all of his poems in green ink because he thought it was the color of esperanza, hope.
Hope …there it is again…maybe if I can’t go a day without thinking with hope, then I need to continue to embrace it.