It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Chapter 3, Page 1, Book 17

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We've got high hopes! We've got high apple pie in the sky hopes! ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

The Hope of Lent

Give up complaining——focus on gratitude.

Give up pessimism——become an optimist.

Give up harsh judgments——think kindly thoughts.

Give up worry——trust Divine Providence.

Give up discouragement——be full of hope.

Give up bitterness——turn to forgiveness.

Give up hatred——return good for evil.

Give up negativism——be positive.

Give up anger——be more patient.

Give up pettiness——become mature.

Give up gloom——enjoy the beauty that is all around you.

Give up jealousy——pray for trust.

Give up gossiping——control your tongue.

Give up sin——turn to virtue.

Give up giving up——hang in there!

Ash Wednesday - March 1st.

 Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

There’s something about the season of Lent that draws us in, calls us to return to sanity, to a bit of austerity, to a change of heart and mind. 

Ash Wednesday, is a time in which we are called afresh to look at the reality of the way we live our lives and to reflect that which lies deeply within ourselves, to search deeply within our minds and hearts and to look at our own hopes for our own lives and for our world.  It's a day to celebrate the gift of now and the gift of today.  Life may be busy and hectic, but Lent reminds us that we can step back from all the busyness and reflect on our own lives

In the weeks proceeding Easter I’ll try to explore Hope and share what I find with you all.  Hope is unpredictable, Hope blossoms, Hope does not disappoint, and Hope is like a light that shines before us.

Lent is a time of true change and high hopes.

The word which God has written on the brow of every man is hope. 

Victor Hugo


betty said...

Hope is eternal and something we all need to have if we are going to "survive" the lives we are living :)



I like the way you describe the season. "look at the reality of the way we live our lives and to reflect that which lies deeply within ourselves." Perfect.

Rick Watson said...

Giving up those things for lent would be huge.

jack69 said...

Looking forward to Easter. Love the HOPE prose!

Mevely317 said...

It seems my (weekday) life is becoming almost overwhelming ... so reading your phrase, " Life may be busy and hectic, but Lent reminds us that we can step back from all the busyness and reflect on our own lives" gives me so much hope.
I may not understand, but I choose to believe.