One Alternative to Sitting by the Pool

by Jan on March 30, 2011

“Life is all about empowering people. It’s very important to have an institution giving them HOPE for the future.” – Guadalupe Arizpe De La Vega Guadalupe Arizpe De La Vega was honored as a 2010 CNN Hero. She has been (…)

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Grandma Agog Over Gaga

by Jan on March 28, 2011

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela This Grandma thinks Lady Gaga has it all, a good head and a good heart. I never thought that I could become a fan, let (…)

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HOPE Respects No Obstacle

by Jan on March 25, 2011

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” –Henry Van Dyke, American Author Spring is here!  Even when things prevent us from (…)

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Can 10 Words Create an Olympic Advantage?

by Jan on March 23, 2011

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Author of the poem, Ulysses Preparations are underway for the 2012 Olympic Games. These words by Tennyson were chosen by a panel to inspire athletes participating next (…)

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Good Fortune in Bad Luck?

by Jan on March 21, 2011

“All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck – who keeps right on going – is the man who is there when the good luck comes – and is ready to (…)

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We Can All Be Heroes by Delivering HOPE

by Jan on March 18, 2011

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ashe As many of us watch from a distance, we (…)

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When Things Seem Bleak, Remember One Word

by Jan on March 16, 2011

“HOPE is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained, HOPE must remain, even when confidence is wounded, trust impaired.” – Eric H. Erikson, social psychologist This (…)

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Hope is Essential in Hard Times

by Jan on March 14, 2011

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher, author At the time of this writing, Mother Nature has dealt a terrible blow (…)

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Rejection, Laughter and HOPE

by Jan on March 11, 2011

“Laughter is the best medicine.” – Proverb This baby just brightened up his dad’s dark day after receiving a rejection letter. He gave his dad perspective — rejection is not the worst thing and laughter creates HOPE!

Bette Midler IS Divine!

by Jan on March 9, 2011

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under (…)

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