Spark of Hope #64: In 2010, during one of my first classroom visits, a (then) 7-year old girl gave me a gift. She had painted three breast cancer awareness ribbons on canvas, along with a message: “God has big plans for you. Lily.” Her words have resonated in my heart a lot lately. From a featured blog with Time Magazine.com and online chat with the Huffington Post to annual events with Starbucks and my local community, Lily’s words are ringing true. More than big moments, though, it’s tender, small moments that make Lily’s message so incredibly special. During clean-up at last night’s Taste of Wellness event, a military spouse approached me about my books. Christy shared that her husband is deployed and she’s managing a business while taking care of their three children. The more I listened, the more I wanted to pray with her — to wrap her in a hug of support and love. So, I did. I believe that God has big plans for everyone. Please take a moment to pray for our deployed troops and their families each day. Be available to listen, that makes Huge Outcomes Possible Everyday—let your HOPE shine!
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!