Spark of Hope #18 – In the late 1980’s while my family was stationed in Massachusetts, I had the blessing of working for a couple who was writing a book. It was their first book, and my job was to enter data for analysis. I worked evenings in the basement of their home, while they tended to their first child upstairs. I remember being so impressed by their work ethic and dedication to publish Future Shop. I also remember thinking, “someday I’d like to write a book.” Terra Ziporyn and Jim Snider were “seed planters;” their example stayed with me as my life took a different path.
Fast forward to 2010: I kept in touch with Terra and Jim throughout the years. So, when I began my Little Pink Book series I wrote to Terra, my now published-author-friend, medical historian, editor. She was touched by the difference I hoped to make, and she wrote an endorsement for When Your Mom Has Cancer. Who’s been a “seed planter” in your life? Give them a hug today! Through their example and others, Huge Outcomes become Possible Everyday.
This recently published article speaks of my friends’ work: Timeline 1992 The History of Online Shopping in Nutshell
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!