Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bright balloons and Play dates

My word for 2011 is simple…HOPE
Yes that old familiar, simple word and the one thing we all do…Hope.

Hope is defined as a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Don’t you think hope should be an optimistic and much needed element of life? The feeling that, what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. Oh yeah I am so in favor of that... An attitude of spiritual grace...A longing and desire for all things good, certain, unquestionable, and sanguine.

When hope enters the soul it makes all things new.
 ~ James Freeman Clarke

hope is the rope we hang onto to keep from falling,
hope is a wish upon a star,
hope is a dream not yet found
hope is a promise offered
hope is a vision of something unseen
hope is the faith that mountains will move
hope is the lullaby that rocks our world
hope is a hunger in a place gone mad.

Hope is constructive and practical for our well being. It is the peace we fill ourselves with while we hope for peace here on earth. Hope is what we trust, like an anticipated dream with many expectations. Let us decorate our world with hope…

I hope you dance till you drop

I hope you laugh while crying

I hope you sing out in the rain

I hope you love…

I hope you live out loud

I hope you fly over the rainbow

I hope you give it all

I hope life gives to you silly,
fanciful wonder, cupcakes, and chewy taffy…
          an Oreo cookie dunked in cold milk,
warm sand to dig your toes in, bright balloons, play dates,
          and lots of naps.
I hope your life is as sweet as pink sugar and
          on occasion when it turns tart and tainted remember…
             there is always HOPE and no one can take that away from you.

For 2011… Hope is my word.


holly said...

I HOPE and pray that 2011 brings life joys and happiness! God bless you and yours! loves!

Bev said...

stopping by to say hi, and happy new year to you cora!

Amy said...

My word for 2011 is Hope also.

So nice to meet you.

A Box of Chocolates said...

i see people choosing words all over blogland Hope is a wonderful word I hope 2011 is everything you hope it will be.

Cindy said...

Cora..I will post your word on my upper sidebar.I am posting all my blogging sisters words...to pray for them...to remember to ask about their word thru this next year...and it's fun to see all the words!!

Love the new banner. so yummy!

Hugs and Tx lovin...Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Char said...

ahhh yes, hope - hope is what keeps me hanging on most days

Mama Holli said...

I HOPE all your dreams and prayers come true in 2011!
Blessing to you my friend,
Love, Holli

sandra said...

Hope. That sounds absolutely perfect, Cora. I hope your 2011 fills your heart to overflowing. ♥

Cinner said...

What a beautiful post filled with so much hope for the future. I hope that the year ahead is as kind and as loving as you. hugs.

Julie Harward said...

I do love that word...HOPE...it is so important that we have it in our hearts in these days! :D

Yolanda said...

Such a good word. I hope that this will be the best year ever for you.

Nancy said...

Your post today was wonderful and so uplifting....
I pray your 2011 will be filled with all you hope for and that you are blessed beyond measure.....


Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

My word this year is 'simplify', but I do like what you have written here.

Cora, I hope this is a wonderful year for you.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

My first visit here and I was so encouraged...I love this post on Hope! You have picked a good word for the year!!

Angie Berry said...

Very good choice for this year!
We all need hope. I love your lists on hope. I wish I could write like you, everything just flows so nicely over here... I love that about you!

I hope for a fantastic year filled with much love and laughter for you my friend~