This post was inspired by: “Hope is a Waking Dream

I suppose as a little girl I had hopes and dreams, but I don’t remember them. I remember many things which are counterproductive to list, but mostly I remember that as an adult I was absolutely bereft of hope. But at the age of 40, I chose hope for myself and my girls and escaped to safety.

Things I never thought I’d live to see have come to pass, and my life is now filled with hope. (Edited when I was reviewing my posts to move to this new blog)

  1. My oldest daughter is married. (Since I’ve written this post, she has also graduated Summa cum Laude from Arizona State University and will be starting her Masters program in the fall)
  2. I have one grandson and one on the way. (She’s has three boys now)
  3. I am still alive.
  4. I am learning to live with bipolar disorder.
  5. Someone kind and respectful loves me unconditionally.
  6. I have hope.

hope (n)
1. a desire for something to happen
2. believing that something is possible even when there may be evidence to the contrary
Synonyms: anticipation, promise, expectation

“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

“Hope, like faith, is nothing if it’s not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.” Thornton Wilder

“Every time a man stands up for an ideal, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.” Robert Kennedy

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” Christopher Reeve

I wish you a life filled with hopes and dreams (the good ones).

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