Spark of Hope #82 – Before the invention of electronic games, my siblings and I loved to play outside after dark. As a team of five, we championed some pretty good games of baseball, frisbee, and fire fly chasing. We got into some mischief at times, but the memories created during summertime child’s play were..and still are…priceless. Around the country, students are counting the days until summer vacation. Parents are making plans to keep their children occupied once school lets out. An article in TIME today was a great reminder that having fun isn’t just child’s play. “After playing for 10 hours, either in the lab or at home, players gained the equivalent of three years of cognitive ‘reserve,’ according to the researchers’ calculations.” The participants were all over 50 years old. When you take time to play, it ignites a sense of HOPE that makes Huge Outcomes Possible Everyday. Imagine the possibilities when a heart is filled with hope!
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!