Spark of Hope #115 – I made a Facebook post with an InstaQuote, adding a simple comment: “The Joy Ride!!! You?”
In just three days, it has organically reached over 15,000 people with more than 1,000 Likes, Comments and Shares.
What made the post so significant?
It struck a chord. It summoned human compassion for life’s simplest of pleasures: A Joy Ride. “Together in This” published a mobility resource, noting Alzheimer’s will eventually affect parts of the brain which control the ability to move and maintain balance — making it impossible to walk, sit, or even transfer. Car rides, too, will undoubtedly become impossible. “Where’s your car. Let’s go!” My mother implores each time I arrive at her care-center. The joys of riding alongside my father to ice cream stands, doggie parks, flower gardens, and beach sunsets appear to still be resonating with her. It makes my heart ache. So much has been lost, and now, her makeshift escape from this disease is also fading. WAIT A MINUTE! What if the impossible is still be possible given a pricey milford person lift or a trade up for a handicapped-accessible vehicle? I’m searching…trying…knowing…one day Alzheimer’s will steal the ride and everything along the path. But I won’t let it steal our joy! As an effervescent spark of hope, joy will remain etched in our hearts where Huge Outcomes are still Possible Everyday!
Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. Tucked inside each of us is a child-like spark that says: never forget to dream, play and imagine. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!