Spark of Hope #94 – New discoveries aren’t some rarity to be reserved for vacation time — they’re available for the taking every day. While the familiarity of daily routines and surroundings provide a level of comfort, they can also render us stuck in a rut. Getting out-of-your-box means you have to be willing to experience a bunch of “firsts.” Most adults hold back because they’re afraid of looking silly, or worse yet, they’re afraid of failing. As I spent time with my great-niece during a recent visit, I was awe-struck by her appreciation for “firsts.” She rode in a car with a missing roof! She ran through water that shot up from the ground! While those firsts might not seem like a big deal to us adults, her face said otherwise. She was a little timid … and then she was elated! Liliana’s little bits of courage inspired me to push myself a little more. I want to experience more “wow moments” in life. That means venturing out for more firsts more often. That shouldn’t be a rarity in our adult lives, it should be a standard. Create a world of wonder that’s filled with HOPE, where Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!
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!