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Wednesday Wisdom

I was thinking about my recent blog post on optimism and last week’s quote about it too. I came to discover that optimism is not too unlike hope. So, here are a few quotes for today’s Wednesday Wisdom on hope. I couldn’t decide which one I liked best. Which one is your favorite?

Coral flowers blossom on a dead tree. (click to see photo clearer, without the misty film)

1) We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

2) Hope is a risk that must be run. ~ Georges Bernanos

3) Take from a man his wealth, and you hinder him; take from him his purpose, and you slow him down. But take from man his hope, and you stop him … ~ C. Neil Strait

4) In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles. ~ David Ben-Gurion

This next one is for my sister-in-law who is courageously healing from a serious illness.
5) The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription. ~ Norman Cousins


27 thoughts on “Wednesday Wisdom”

    1. Hi Lucas. I just commented on your blog and mentioned my relative, which is my sister-in-law. Thank you for the good wishes for her. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting too.


      1. Okay. Now I’m getting paranoid. Maybe you really ARE stalking me. Or maybe you just know I have a small stash of M&Ms next to me. But I’m going on the treadmill soon, so I feel justified.


        1. At least this time I wasn’t right below you. Oh, and I do know about that stash of M&Ms. Why do you think you have to replenish the jar so many times.


  1. Hope … and response is the main ingredients in our lives. I hope that your sister will recover from her illness … and I hope that your husband enjoy his new job. The tree isn’t dead …. if it has flowers and a few leafs. Like this post, Lori. Felt good reading it.


    1. The tree may not be dead, but for those few buds it is surely barren. It gave me a feeling of hopefulness. Thanks for the good wishes, Viveka. Glad you liked the hopeful post.


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