Spark of Hope #72 – Taking the road to Hana is one of my favorite parts of visiting my husband’s homeland. Not a lot has changed there in the almost 40 years since he departed for military service. Passing over 59 small bridges (one vehicle at a time), the 2.5 hour ride into Hana from Kahalui, provides incredible sights. The countless waterfalls are one of the most majestic…they leave me in awe of God’s creation every time. I’ve thought about those falls a lot lately in watching my Mom battle Alzheimer’s. It’s a disease that can drown patient and caregivers underneath its waterfall…if “life savers” aren’t regularly sought. One such life saver this week has been the sound of water. I placed a sound machine mimicking a waterfall at my mother’s bedside. It has blocked background noises at the rehabilitation center, and it has been helping her sleep like a baby. While I can’t erase the pain of Alzhiemer’s, I provide little “life savers.” HOPE through water is making Huge Outcomes Possible Everyday…or shall we say, every night!
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!