Do we manage our expectations of Hope? Do we think that Hope is the same as making something come true?
Often what we hope for doesn’t happen. Then what?
Last month in Iowa, jogging around the local College campus, this Hope (backwards from the outside) sign was hanging from an office window.
Maybe that’s it, we don’t fully understand Hope and have it backwards.
Mostly, we are amateurs at being grateful. Sad.
Being grateful. All day, everyday. This ought to be one of the things that consumes us. It does me. You?
Ever try repeatedly to do something and fail, and finally think you’ll never do the thing you were trying to do? Three trips and six passes by this Halifax, Nova Scotia garage wall sign. Pay off, finally got the photo as we sped by.
Two simple words to live by.
The audience is heavenly, the traveling is hell… Two weeks ago, having lunch in Fort Dodge, Iowa, a bulletin board caught my eye (they always do).
Can I make it to May 31?
Does it even matter?
I’m not sure about either.
So I’m gonna at least try.
Dude, what are you talking about?
Writing five blogs per day for nearly three months straight.
Sometime in February, I can’t remember exactly, I challenged myself to write daily in the five blogs that I am the most passionate about.
Some days, it flows from my mind and heart to the keyboard, like the water over Niagara Falls – a You Tube clip.
Other days, it feels like the Sahara Desert – photos.
If you’ve never written everyday, for an extended period, it’ll challenge you in ways you never thought.
Throw in a full time job, a Family, and all the other privileges and obligations of being a mid-life adult, and it can really be a grind. And, many days, it can really be an awakening.
And so it goes. May 21, 2009. Ten more days.
When was the last time you really pushed yourself? I mean seriously pushed yourself to grow?
Hope you like your answer. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂