Spark of Hope #73 – J.K. Rowling noted that “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” To me, one of the surest ways to forget what it is to be young is to forget to play! Life delivers serious stuff on a regular basis from our jobs to providing for the family, to going through unexpected grief and loss. In wading through life’s serious stuff, it’s easy to lose sight of the power of play. To get a sense of the medicine it brings to the soul just listen to any grandparent who’s sharing moments spent with a grandchild. Whether marveling over “firsts” or engaging in child’s play, it’s like oxygen for the mind, body and soul. So, take a few moments to inventory your week. Have you taken time out to play? Invite others to play along! It’s like a beacon of HOPE and it makes Huge Outcomes Possible Everyday!
Enjoying time with my 80-year-old parents — coloring their way to fun!
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!