thAA3AUTLHOne Word Challenge from Rebirth of Lisa – Choose just one word, instead of making empty resolutions, to meditate upon and be driven towards for the entire year. Use this word as inspiration throughout the year to make yourself and the world better. You set the rules.

Choose your word and join the challenge. We will make monthly updates to share how each of us is making a difference in the world with our word. I will post a monthly prompt on the first Thursday of each month. Be sure to ping back to the monthly post…. I look forward to reading your words and seeing your updates!

The One Word Challenge idea originated from Vera Jones, Lisa’s friend on FB. Here’s the links to find out more.

https://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/new-year-new-challenge/

https://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com/2015-one-word-challenge/#comment-2744

My word choice is Hope, because I’m hoping for a lot of special things this year, so fingers crossed.

Hope is the spark of life. Share your flame.

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Quotes with the theme of hope:

While there’s life there’s hope. Marcus Cicero.

 

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
– The central theme of the prison drama Shawshank Redemption. Frank Darabont directed ‘The Shawshank Redemption. ’ In this excellent film hope prevails.

 

The winds of hope carry us soaring high above the driving winds of life. Ana Jacob.

 

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We have this hope as an anchor for the soul. Hebrews 6:19

 

Don’t lose hope when the sun goes down the stars come out.

 

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”   Emily Dickinson.

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Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. Robert Green Ingersoll.

 

Learn from yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein.

 

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”   Tom Bodett

 

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”  Alfred Tennyson

 

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”   Barbara Kingsolver

 

 We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.” Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses.

 

Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle.

 

Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone.

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I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”  Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl.

 

“Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Stephen King.

 

Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

 

Yesterday is but a dream,
Tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.” Kalidasa, The complete works of Kalidasa.

 

What are you hoping for? Do tell!

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