If We Could Only Be So Lucky …

by Jan on February 28, 2011

“Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.” – Norman Vincent Peale, Author of “The Power of Positive Thinking” I realize this video has gone viral already, but it’s one that makes me smile (…)

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Finding HOPE Within You

by Jan on February 25, 2011

“Dum spiro, spero. While I breathe, I HOPE.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher How do you view HOPE? Is it the promise that something is possible, or is it a more generalized feeling of hopefulness? Whatever it is, everyone (…)

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Pandora’s Box

by Jan on February 23, 2011

“HOPE is what makes us strong. It is why we are here. It is what we fight with when all else is lost.” – Pandora’s last words Pandora is one of the most recognized Greek mythical characters, thousands of years (…)

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This Dog Has Hope and Determination

by Jan on February 18, 2011

“Never go backward. Always be moving forward. Life is in front of me. Not behind.” – “Some Sing, Some Cry” by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza It isn’t just humans who need hope. Look at the determination of this dog (…)

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A Talisman of Hope

by Jan on February 16, 2011

“Traveler, there is no path, paths are made by walking.” – Spanish Proverb Of the many adventures I had when I first divorced, one in particular had great meaning. I met a friend that started me on the road to (…)

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There is Hope in Egypt

by Jan on February 14, 2011

I have been riveted to the news of the protests and overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Opportunity and HOPE are at the root of this revolution. With one voice, the majority of Egyptians stood up and said “enough” because they hoped for a better life, without the oppression they have experienced.

Happy Valentines Day!

by Jan on February 14, 2011

“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to HOPE for.”

The Day My Life Changed

by Jan on February 8, 2011

“I find hope in the darkest days and focus in the brightest.” – The Dalai Lama It was May 1963, just two days before my 28th birthday. Following routine surgery, I developed an uncontrollable staph infection. Doctors could do nothing (…)

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Welcome to Hope on Hope

by Jan on February 8, 2011

“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.” – Henry James, American Writer As a 27-year old mother of three very young children, I was near death when I made a plea (…)

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