We need heroes.

by Jan on January 26, 2012

I’m thrilled to share a new feature devoted to telling the stories of real people living on the front lines of hope. We’re calling this series, “Heroes on Hope.” I believe you’ll find this and future installments to be truly (…)

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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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The shadow of our past and the hope for our future

by Jan on January 16, 2012

In August of 1963 I heard someone say for the first time in my life, that I, too, can have a dream. That man was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In those days I was a young mother with a (…)

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The Ripple Effect

by Jan on January 13, 2012

“You don’t pay love back; you pay it forward.” ~ Lily Hardy Hammond (1916) Have you ever done a good deed, thinking it was no big thing, only to find yourself surprised by the huge impact it had on another? (…)

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Cracking open

by Jan on January 10, 2012

“Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe…….nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the (…)

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Risky imagination.

by Jan on January 6, 2012

“What you risk reveals what you value.” ~ Jeanette Winterson Imagine the shiny glassed side of a sky scraper becoming a dance floor… Or the majestic cliffs of Yosemite as the back drop for exquisite choreography…. Imagine a dancer who (…)

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An invitation to hope

by Jan on January 2, 2012

“Change is an invitation to open up … it provides us with opportunities including the opportunity to heal, to grow, and to evolve.” ~ Mitchell May When I looked up the definition of “invitation” I saw that it has two (…)

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