Spark of Hope #24 – Voices That Matter

Spark of Hope #24 – When I’ve had a particularly stressful week, I find myself wondering if my efforts make enough difference to continue. In those moments of fatigue, my hope gets clouded by my inability to see clearly. Then as if perfectly timed, a spark of hope comes into my path. Yesterday, I was introduced to a friend’s co-worker who said, “I know about you. Your book helped my children during my dad’s battle with esophageal cancer.” I started to say, “I haven’t had time to write books for dads yet.” She stopped me mid-sentence and said, “we needed tools to help my children and you gave us that.” In a smidgen of time, I went from wondering about my efforts to wishing I could do more to realizing I’d done just what I was meant to do. Even when your spark of hope flickers, Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!

Your Voice Makes a Difference

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!

3 thoughts on “Spark of Hope #24 – Voices That Matter”

  1. As you say it does count and every voice makes a difference. God is your strength and mine as you well know. When one like yourself declares His pink hope then lives are changed for the good. in every case. The signs are aplenty, are both near and far, and all cannot be seen by human eyes. The internet , the emails and Facebook do not tell the story of the heart.s impacted . Tthe children’s smile when they proudly show the book with well-worn but tattered pages is one you have spoke of before, The smiles in the crowd, the sudden tears shed when hurt is shared, the surprising and unexpected hug, and the asking for a prayer to our God’ that suffering might end and healing begin These are a sample of images, of signs that it all counts. But the real story of how it counts is in the heart and not always revealed. God only knows and He is smiling. Thank you and peace, Maryann.

  2. Sometimes, even the greatest among us become fatigued. A kind word, a simple acknowledgement might be all that is needed to restore strength, courage, and vision.

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