Spark of Hope #87 – The Gift of Time

Spark of Hope #87 – Today marks “The Longest Day” with more sunlight hours than any other day of the year. Time is one of our most precious gifts, and it’s also one of our most stressful. It seems not a day goes by that I don’t hear someone complain about how fast time is going and how little of it we have. Shifts in our work force, increasing expectations, double…even triple-duty, social media, and lack of balance are all thieves of our time. Yet, I think the more important element is our mind-set. As much as I’m guilty of letting all those things steal my time, I’m also becoming more and more aware of appreciating time…whatever amount I am given. Time is a gift and we must choose how we use it, day by day and  moment to moment.  Yet, every time I give my time away to help others, I am blessed back with ample time for necessities. I’m even blessed with time for the luxuries: watching a movie, swimming laps, spending time with my loved ones, sipping a latte at Starbucks, being prayerfully still. Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday when time is made to restore HOPE!

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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!

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