Gathering Fertile Hope
Time to hear from someone besides me. I'm tired of me this week. Tired of my own thoughts, my own words.
Enjoy the words of fertile hope from those much wiser and eloquent than I.
If the word God disturbs you in any of these quotes, just substitute any word that feels more appropriate.
If you don't believe in hope or miracles, consider this: the photo image on this blog was taken with a camera on a phone, no filters, no zoom, no special lenses.
Happy Weekend~ And a special call out; Happy Birthday to my younger sister, Laura Rosenthal, also known as Orly Ellen Rosenthal, may the sun shine down upon you today of all days.
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
― Shel Silverstein
“The very least you can do in your life is 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 its roof.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
“Hope," Frank grumbled. "I'd rather have a few good weasels.”
― Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune
“There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.'
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.”
― Dalai Lama XIV
“Hope is not about proving anything. It's about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.”
― Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
“We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.”
― John Calvin
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