Hope Quotes

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure

Thursday, April 9th, 2009
colorful sunrise clouds

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about…

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Anything can be a lodestar in a person’s life

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
lemon tart

Often the real influence of a lodestar is half understood, or partly unsuspected, but with a little reflection it grows clear to me that kitchens have always played a mysterious part in my shaping…

It is fortunate to recognize lodestars as such. They light…

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Gardening is the care and feeding of possibilities.

Friday, March 20th, 2009
white double tulip

When I planted those bulbs they looked more like pebbles than flowers, but I knew what I had and what I wanted, and in the damp and dark of October I put them in the ground and gave growth a shot. I love that feeling of doing a good thing and letting it go, trusting that I’ve set it in motion and nature will take its course.

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Hope is a Good Thing, Maybe the Best of Things

Monday, February 16th, 2009
man on a beach

Remember… hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

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To unpathed waters, undreamed shores

Saturday, February 14th, 2009
beach

A course more promising
Than a wild dedication of yourselves
To unpathed waters, undreamed shores; most certain,
To miseries enough: no hope to help you;
But, as you shake off one, to take another:
Nothing so certain as your anchors…

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Hope is the wild ride between peace and fear.

Monday, December 8th, 2008
hope is the wild ride between peace and fear

I paused, enjoying the sound of children’s laughter floating through the trees, and these words came to me: hope is the wild ride between peace and fear.

The sensation was as if an angel had laid a hand on my heart.

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