An invitation to grow hope.

by Jan on May 31, 2011

“Our ideas, like plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box that holds the roots.” – Edward Bulwer Lytton For the past several months, I’ve been fortunate to share many of my favorite insights on the power (…)

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More or less.

by Jan on May 27, 2011

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours. – Swedish Proverb Sound advice. These wise words are probably more poignant today – in (…)

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Never arrive.

by Jan on May 25, 2011

As my friend says, LEFT FOOT, RIGHT FOOT, one step at a time, moving forward, and you will reach your goal.

Whew!

by Jan on May 23, 2011

“So much for endings. Beginnings are always more fun….” – Margaret Attwood, author You can open your eyes now.  They were wrong.  The world did not end. “Trust us,” they said, “after May 21, 2011, there will be no tomorrow.” (…)

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The eyes say it all.

by Jan on May 20, 2011

“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” -
Margaret Drabble Everyone is a hero in this story. It’s the story of how a friend of a friend helped three young women she met when they were just children – survivors, at (…)

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Our built-in navigation device.

by Jan on May 18, 2011

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver, poet “Happy Birthday to You,” my friend sang to me, yesterday. “How does it feel to be 29?” “I’ve done it (…)

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Seize the moment.

by Jan on May 16, 2011

“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” – Leo Buscaglia (…)

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“Vision” – defined.

by admin on May 13, 2011

The courage of this young woman is remarkable. She certainly should be considered a Hero of Hope.

Perspective is priceless.

by Jan on May 11, 2011

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” 
 – Fredrick Koeing Sunday, after Mother’s Day celebrations, a group of neighbors (…)

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HOPE makes us human.

by Jan on May 9, 2011

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. “ – Albert Einstein I recently saw a replay of the 2009 PBS documentary, The Human (…)

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