Love And Hope

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This morning while I was in my garden watering the plants, a baby bunny hopped right up to me. He stopped about 12 inches from my feet and started eating some grass. I stood there in awe. It was so precious. As I stood there watching him, I felt love flood my heart. I knew in that moment it was the love emanating from me that gave that little bunny the green light to come near me.

Love is unconditional. Love matters. And it is the only thing I have to give in my current situation. Last week I received some life shattering news. My only grandchild was diagnosed with a devastating disease that typically causes premature death. My heart is torn almost in two and yet, I remain in love.

I had asked my grandson several years ago, “what is hope?”and he answered, “it’s love.” Hope is Love and Love is Hope. They operate together and now more than ever I am centering myself on the two of them. Although I do not know what the future holds, I know who holds the future and He is Love. There, I shall remain.

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Anger And Courage

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“Hope has two beautiful daughters – their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”

– St. Augustine

Anger does have its place, it can benefit us when we use its energy in the right way. Anger is an emotion often characterized by feelings of great displeasure, indignation, hostility, wrath and vengeance. It is an expression of our dissatisfaction with life. We all have an angry wild being buried deep inside. Anger is an important and necessary component for our ambition and motivation. When we combine anger with the courage to change things, hope flourishes. Courage is contagious and so is hope. So the next time you feel anger brewing, choose change and grow your hope!

Hope’s Partners – A New Day

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“Every new day is a once in a lifetime event. How much more exciting would our lives be if we embraced this truth and lived accordingly?!”
―    Steve Maraboli

We can always count on the hope of a new day and all the opportunity it brings. No matter what happened yesterday, today holds new promise and tomorrow even more. When life threatens to dash your dreams, there’s always a brand new day on the way! So don’t give up or give in, look up and see hope is new each day!

Hope’s Partners – Thankfulness

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“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.”
― John Henry Jowett

Even in the worst of times, there is always something we can be thankful for in life. Being thankful in our hope alters what we see in the present. It strengthens our hope. Wikipedia tells us thankfulness is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Being positive while hoping increases the manifestation of that which we hope for at the time. It helps us magnify that fine perception. Thankfulness is one of Hope’s Partners for sure!

Are you thankful today? 🙂

Increase Faith To Increase Hope

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“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.”
―    Lauren Kate

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ~Hebrews 11:1

Faith involves a transformation of a person through the renewing and restoring work of the Holy Spirit. It allows us to believe in something before we see it. Faith is an important hope partner. It allows us to hope in confidence and know that what we are hoping for will jump into being, even when all odds are against it. If you want to increase the strength of your hope, increase your faith!

Hope’s Partners ~ Love

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                 “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person                       is essential to your own.”
―    Robert A. Heinlein

                      On this Valentine’s Day share your heart with a loved one                    and grow the hope between you!

Hope’s Partners – Forgiveness

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“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
―    Alexander Pope

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“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
―    Steve Maraboli

Forgiveness is key to increasing our hope. When we choose not to forgive, we are really injuring ourselves. Letting go of grudges, resentment, indignation or anger by forgiving ourselves and others sets us free. In this freedom we become better connected to hope and more equipped to harness hope’s power. Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. It allows us to soar above our circumstances.

Choose Forgiveness Now!

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