When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

31 Days of Hope - Day 3





One of the most amazing things about hope for me is that the more we practice it, the more we seem to find it and have it with us.  I can't imagine my daughter picking up the violin and playing Mozart perfectly the very first time.  She has to learn: one note at a time, one string at a time, one finger at a time, one swipe with the bow at a time.  Each note is played and learned and perfected.  And it takes years to become good.
I wonder why we can be so hard on ourselves when we struggle.  When we lose hope.  When we need help.  I think we often forget the lesson of practice and time.
"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for.  Not admire from a distance but live right in it,  under it's roof".  Barbara Kingsolver (1955-___) US novelist
I love that quote.  "Not admire from a distance, but live right in it, under it's roof".  What a beautiful description of hope.  We can't change things if we only wish.  I think we have to be willing to hope that it can happen and then try to do what we need to do to bring it to pass.  Hope comes first, then the practice, and finally the change.


  1. I am really enjoying your posts on hope.Thanks for sharing your thoughts; it is a wonderful subject.

  2. I LOVE THIS! :D Beautiful post! And I love the 31 days of hope idea. Did you think of it yourself or is it something a group of people are doing? I may join you either way... :) I have had a really rough time lately. But then wonderful things started happening. I feel a renewed sense of hope and zest for life again. I'm SO THANKFUL! :D I hope you are feeling it, too...

    Corine :D