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Taking stock

by Jan on March 3, 2012

Dearest readers of Hope on Hope. We’ve recently reached some milestones that would have seemed pretty lofty when this journey began almost exactly one year ago. In that time we’ve created 136 posts illuminating many diverse aspects of hope. We’re (…)

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Romance. Love. It starts with us.

by Jan on February 13, 2012

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha My Valentine’s Day memories began with the following three words–Be My Love, sung by the great Italian tenor, Mario Lanza. It was the way (…)

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This could be your leap year.

by Jan on January 23, 2012

When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell Mr. Bell, inventor of (…)

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A second chance at 2 weeks old

by Jan on October 25, 2011

I’m sure you have already seen some of the amazing rescues from the earthquake in Turkey last Tuesday. Yesterday there was an article on Huffington Post of a two week old baby girl pulled to safety and then wrapped in (…)

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It’s a Puzzle. How to do it? Inch by inch.

by Jan on October 24, 2011

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I’ve (…)

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Red Suede Rebellion

by Jan on August 19, 2011

This week I impulsively splurged on a pair new red suede pumps. More than that, at the time I had no idea why these red high heels jumped out at me – compelling me to bring them home. As I (…)

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Frame of reference is everything when it comes to measuring success.

by Jan on July 25, 2011

No man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson My dear cousin, Lois, read this poem to me by Kay Ryan from the July 25th issue of the New Yorker Magazine. It reminded me (…)

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The purest of pursuits

by Jan on July 1, 2011

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Declaration of Independence July 4, (…)

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The best gift I ever survived

by Jan on June 28, 2011

I think this is a great story about love, hope and courage through chaos, fear and struggle. As Stacey Kramer says, sometimes the greatest gift comes in a surprising way.

Out of the mouth of babes

by admin on June 23, 2011

This little boy’s name is Owen, and his optimism earned him a guest segment on Good Morning America recently. Of course, he never set out to be a role model or a voice of reason. He just wanted to share (…)

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