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Thoughts on Hope

John Lennon Wall in Prague

John Lennon Wall in Prague

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.
― John Lennon

Palm Tanagers photographed in Costa Rica

Tanagers photographed in Costa Rica

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.
― Emily Dickinson

School boys in Boreno

School boys in Boreno

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. 
― Tom Bodett

My Grade Five Class in 1963 with our teacher Mr. Klassen. I am second from the left in the second row.

My grade five teacher Mr. Klassen was an inspiring and creative influence in my life.

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning – Brad Henry

My Mom and Dad with children from a refugee family from Sierra Leone they sponsored

My Mom and Dad with children from a refugee family from Sierra Leone they sponsored

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou

Photo taken near Sanford Manitoba

Photo taken near Sanford Manitoba

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope. ~Maya Angelou

My Dad examining patients in Haiti

My Dad examining patients in Haiti

Hope is the physician of each misery. – Anonymous

Photo taken in Jiang China

Photo taken in Jiangsu China

May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. – Nelson Mandela

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Spanish Inspiration

Bakery window photographed in Madrid

Bakery window photographed in Madrid

We are our choices.-John Paul Sarte

On the roof top of a house designed by Gaudi photographed in Barcelona

On the roof top of a house designed by Gaudi photographed in Barcelona

Tomorrow we will do beautiful things.- Antoni Gaudi

Ramon Casas and Pere Romeu on a Tandem  by Ramon Casas at the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona.

Ramon Casas and Pere Romeu on a Tandem by Ramon Casas- photographed at the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona.

Two are better off than one because together they can work more effectively. Ecclesiastes 4:9

Elephant and peacock photographed at the Barcelona Zoo

Elephant and peacock photographed at the Barcelona Zoo

Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.

John Donne

Street sign photographed in Madrid

Street sign photographed in Madrid

Those who lose wealth lose much; those who lose a friend lose more.  

Miguel de Cervantes

Arc de Triomf photographed in Barcelona

Arc de Triomf photographed in Barcelona

All experience is an arch where through gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move. Alfred Lord Tennyson

Buoy in the harbor photographed in Barcelona

Buoy in the harbor photographed in Barcelona

It is hard to feel down when you are looking up. Author Unknown

Chocolate and churros enjoyed with friends - photographed in Madrid

Chocolate and churros enjoyed with friends – photographed in Madrid

There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate.

Charles Dickens

A man and his dog photographed in Barcelona

A man and his dog photographed in Barcelona

The average dog is nicer than the average person.  Andy Rooney

Attempted kiss on a boat- photographed in Barcelona

Attempted kiss on a boat- photographed in Barcelona

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. Bernard Meltzer

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Easter Inspiration at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory

 

And then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils  -William Wordsworth

The magic is inside you. There ain’t no crystal ball.  -Dolly Parton

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.   – Buddha

Elephants walk as if they have music being piped into their ears that no one else hears. -Jodi Picoult

The earth laughs in flowers. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is a single lesson that life teaches us it is that wishing doesn’t make it so. Lev Grossman

Are not flowers the stars of the earth? -Clara Lucas Balfour

Just like hopes springing high… still I rise. -Maya Angelou

If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths, for they would feed my soul. ― MohammadA kind heart is a fountain of gladness. -Washington IrvingConsider the lilies….. how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. -Matthew 6: 28-29

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