hope

Hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.
~ Barack Obama

I have been working on a post for today. It is about simple blessings and personal healing and the changing of the seasons. But somehow, sitting in my office this morning with my warm latte, all safe and snug, I just couldn't post it. Today is meant for reflection and prayer. I will be limiting my exposure, trying to focus on the facts and the people. 

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and spreading hope any way I can. . .