Monday, March 14, 2011

Hope is . . .


always there


somewhere in the heart.
It is a free spirit whose silent song is of strength and courage.
It is a song of believing and of never giving up.

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
-Christopher Reeve

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul
and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all.
-Emily Dickinson

"At the point where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith."
-Robert Brault
  
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

~ Praying for the people of Japan ~
for hope, strength, courage and faith.

Ironically, last Monday, I told my students that this week we would be reading This:
{The story ends with great hope.}

Dear family and friends,
Thank you for your loving hearts.
You bring hope to the world
and make a beautiful thing
out of each new day.

Love,
       Maria

10 comments:

Wanda Metcalf said...

Thanks for coming by my blog yesterday. I love all the inspirational words you have on your site. It gives comfort and peace to the heart.

Have a blessed weeked

Doreen said...

Over the weekend we bought a little vase for Marcy's room that has the word "Hope" painted on it. She said that she would look at it and think about things she would hope for. Today, before she comes home from school, I'll fill it with some flowers - for the people of Japan- Thank you for the inspiration.

Wanda..... said...

What a lovely-sweetly-soft photo! Your inspirational posts are a wonderful way to start my day, Maria...always full of hope and understanding...love and joy!

francis said...

READING wonderful inspiring books with your students ....they are so lucky to have a teacher like you .
I remember the excitement and the smell and the touch of a new book at school . Always have been a book-girl . I have many many books in my livingroom but lately I imagen ..... what when the children have their own houses and the rooms upstairs will get empty .... I could remove the books to a room upstairs and what will I do with my space in the livingroom ..... Dreaming about one very large painting , beautiful colours and a beautiful golden frame ..... Something is changing .... beginning in my imagination .....
Spring is in the air . Have a springy week sweet Maria

It's me said...

O yes Maria......i am also Praying for the people of Japan ......
for hope, strength, courage and faith......thanks for your thoughts !! ...lovely week.....love Ria....xxx...

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Another beautiful post, touching. Your picture is so so sweet, Maria.
What happened in Japan is horrible. Mother Nature can be cruel sometimes.
Sending you much love for the new week. We started off with lots of sunshine, no jackets when cycling home this afternoon and a cup of tea in the backyard xxxx

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I have been unable to stop watching the news coverage. Today with the worry over the nuclear plant it just seems as if there is only so much these poor people can take. My prayers are with them and all who love them.

Barb said...

You always give me a gentle reminder of what's important, Maria. Thank you for being your sweet, kind self.

koralee said...

HOPE...I so love that word my sweet friend...my prayers are with those sweet people. I have a student that is from Japan...she was not at school on Friday..and I have not heard anything yet...such a worry.

hugs. xoxox

Diana said...

Well said Maria. I am praying too.
Love Di ♥