Spark of Hope #95 – The phrase “two peas in a pod” dates back to as early as the 16th century. Recently, I connected with very different, and yet similar, individuals. “Three Peas in a Pod” ran through my mind as I sat face-to-face with these new friends I’d met on Facebook. Vince, an eccentric musician entered the lunch meeting wearing a bandanna fashioned in a bow to anchor his wild head of hair. Pam, a former executive and nurse, now non-profit leader, entered in casual business attire. Then, there’s me: jeans and t-shirt with platform-sandals to add a smidgen to my 5′ frame. Outside, we are strikingly different. But inside, our hearts reveal a strikingly similar journey. Vince has been his father’s caregiver for nearly 10 years of coping with Alzheimer’s. Pam was fully responsible for her mother’s care until her recent death from Lewy Body Dementia. I am co-caregiving for my mother confronting Alzheimer’s disease. Through words, tears and laughter we shared our missions, like “three peas in a pod,” bound together to help others in the devastation of Dementia. Vince Zangaro brings music to our ears and hearts, Pamela Jo Van Ahn provides as pathway for “caring together in hope” and I shine hope for the kid tucked inside all of us. Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday when you reach beyond perceived differences — it’s like getting HOPE in a pod!
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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!