Spark of Hope #52 – Simply Grateful

Spark of Hope #52 – The last couple of weeks have been very frustrating and stressful. At times, it felt like I was literally facing giants in trying to bring about something new for military families. Even though I felt certain that I was heading in the right direction, obstacles kept popping up. I finally got down on my knees. I was  just plain worn out. As I stayed there and whispered to God, every person who has stood by me in this came to mind. One face by one face, the frustration and stress melted away. Then, all of a sudden I was sure that I felt a pat on my head…but I was alone. The amazing peace I felt confirmed that I wasn’t alone at all. I have a giant God by my side. And I have other giants all around me. They cheer me on and pray for me. They stand beside me, ready to try and try again. They remind me of all the things for which I am simply grateful. A smile came over my face just as I heard my phone ringing. It was the answer I’d been waiting on after six months of planning; it was confirmation of the opportunity to make a great big difference in hurting lives. Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday—I never forget that!

Being simply grateful—it’s crystal clear through a child’s eyes.

Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. A world without it is like a world without possibility. 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!

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