THERE’S A SPARK OF HOPE WITHIN YOU

Hope is not somethingyou can purchase.It’s not a gift you can receive.Hope is a spark thatlives within you.And only you can ignite it.Only you can decide howbright you want it to burn.But it’s best to igniteyour spark of hope often.It will burn brightestduring your darkest hours.It will guide you throughyour heaviest moments.It will shine bright whenyou reach for your dreams.It will glow bright whenyour heart needs healing.It will lift your spiritswhen doors seem closed.A bright light of hope isstronger than fear,tougher than despair, andmore powerful than doubt.As long as you keep thespark within you burning,you will always have HOPE.Never let … Continue reading THERE’S A SPARK OF HOPE WITHIN YOU

SOMETIMES I CRY

Sometimes I cry.I don’t always know why.But it’s okay.It’s okay to cry.Sometimes I get hurt.It may be an accident that happens to me.Or it may besomeone’s wordsthat hurt me.Or maybe I get lonelybecause I miss someone I love.Or maybe certain thingslike music or moviesor patriotic paradesor beautiful thingsstir my emotionsand touch my heart,and I cry.Sometimes the tearsare happy,sometimes sad.But it’s not bad to cry.Here’s why.That’s what tears are for.That’s why you have them.They help you cry.So use them when you need to.They’re good for you.They wash and cleanse.They help you let go and release.And you never run out.Yes, sometimes I … Continue reading SOMETIMES I CRY

LIFE IS LIKE A RACE: YOU’RE RUNNING NOT TO WIN BUT TO FINISH

The Kentucky Derbyis a major sporting eventwhere horses run to win a race.They compete against each otherto see which horse is the fastest.Life itself is like a race.But you’re not running to WIN a race.Your simplify running to FINISH.That’s what’s important in life…..TO FINISH.You’re not running to compete against others.You’re running to achieve your dreams.Your only competition is against yourselfIt’s YOU against YOU.It’s one part of you that wants to stop…to give up,againstone part of you that wants to keep running.And when your body wants to quit,you have to run with your heart.But you must keep running.Run with perseverance.Run with … Continue reading LIFE IS LIKE A RACE: YOU’RE RUNNING NOT TO WIN BUT TO FINISH

LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY

Another morning breaks.Another welcome dawn.What a blessing to awaketo the gift of another day.What joy to see the lightstream through the silhouetted trees,to see the dew drops bright and glisteningon silhouetted leaves.How refreshing to feel the gentle touchof the early morning breeze.How beautiful to hear the choral singing from birdsperched proudly in the trees.O let me listen to this new day in silence,as it softly speaks to me.Let not my heart be attachedto yesterday.Let not my heart be burdenedwith a load of care.Rather,let my soul be filled with today,the beauty, the sights, the sounds,the wonders all around.Let my heart be … Continue reading LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY

ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS HEART

Lyrics to the song,”You Gotta Have Heart,” state the following:”You gotta have heart,miles and miles and miles of heart….All you really need is heart.When the odds are sayin you’ll never winthat’s when your grin should begin….When your luck is batten zeroGet your chin up off the floorcause you can be a heroYou can open any door.There’s nothin to it but to do it….All you really need is heart.”What does it mean “to have heart?”Helen Keller once said,”The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched.They must be felt from the heart.”Even when you’re downHEART is refusing … Continue reading ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS HEART

IF YOUR HEART IS BEATING, THERE’S STILL TIME FOR DREAMS

Sometimes when I want to reflectand ponder about life,I walk along the woodland trailthat runs behind my home.I raise my face and feelthe sprinkles of the sunstreaming through the treesand I listen.I listen for the heartbeatsthat surround me.The heartbeats of today,yesterday, the day before,even years past.I feel the rhythm of hearts beating,so mysteriously present,in the earth, the wind, the morning dew, in the red fox, the squirrel, the raccoon, the chattering chickadee,the doe and her fawn,the Native American Indian,the early settlers.I hear all the heartbeats pounding.I feel them in my soul.O the hopes and dreams that come from human hearts.And … Continue reading IF YOUR HEART IS BEATING, THERE’S STILL TIME FOR DREAMS

WHERE IS CHRISTMAS?

Christmasis not something you hear,not something you see,not something your give,not something you receive.Christmas is in your heart.It’s something you feel,something you believe,something that touches youlike no other feeling.It’s part love,part magic, part nostalgia,part spiritual,part something you can’t define.It’s unique to you.It’s your own meaning of Christmas.You find it in your heart. Continue reading WHERE IS CHRISTMAS?