Thursday, January 1, 2009

No Resolutions But a Whole Lot of Hope

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all”

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), poet

I'm not going to make any resolutions this new year. I've not had the best track record in past year with that. So instead , I've decided to embrace HOPE as my theme for 2009.

I will blog throughout the year on the subject of hope - my hopes for my family, for myself and my friends, for people in despair and those who are oppressed - for peace, for the world's people to come together in harmony and not war - for solutions and not problems - for renewal - and for resolution to those things that have historically destroyed hope.

I will start today by sharing this video from the Foundation For A Better Life...


Sandi @ Life with Jessica said...

I love your idea of kicking the resolutions to the curb and embracing hope!!

Happy New Year!

MMC said...

Hope ~ funny, I have had a big problem with that concept for a long, long time. Although I agree that unfortunately) it springs eternal, personally, I could live without it.

Sound strange, I know, but I have come to the conclusion that hope is bad for the soul. Just my own personal experience, born from living with the seizure monsters for the past 14 years, when everytime you dare begin to hope they might actually be gone (surely close to two years without or even six months must mean something?) they return with a vengance. YMMV.