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Magical Hope – Hold It Tight

Fish Hook Lake, Park Rapids, Minnesota

What is “Hope”? The word is commonly used to mean “a wish”. Typically a hope is for something positive. I think most of us would agree that right now we are all hopeful that the COVID crisis will be behind us soon and we will be able to hug our loved ones and sit side-by-side with our friends again. The knowledge our health professionals have gained about how to combat the virus and the soon to be released immunizations are bright rays of hope. We finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. Hold on to the magical contagious light that comes with holding hope in your heart. Continue to treat others with the love, compassion and kindness you want for yourself. Hold on and stay well!

Stained glass sun catcher heart.

“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 make things happen, almost like magic.” – Laini Taylor

“Hope is a match in a dark tunnel, a moment of light, just enough to reveal the path ahead and ultimately the way out.” – Dr. Judith Rich

Hope springing from the forest floor.

“The tiny ripple of hope you set in motion can change the path of someone’s life. … “When we choose hope, we define what matters most to us.” – Dr. Shane Lopez

Bentleyville 2019 Holiday Light Display, Duluth, Minnesota

“How we think about the future – how we hope – determines how well we live our lives.” – Dr. Shane Lopez

Clearwater Lake, BWCA, Minnesota
“The very least you can do in 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 (Animal Dreams)
This is a great book by a great author.
A forest berry off a trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Gunflint Trail), Minnesota

About Me: Life is precious, capture its beauty. I am lucky to have a loving family, and wonderful friends. Like everyone, I have good days and bad days, happy days and sad days, patient days and crabby days, beautiful days and ugly days, etc. I try to “hold the bright side up” as much as I can because it makes me feel better, and I think it helps others feel better too. I am so far from perfect, but I try to be kind and respectful. I truly believe that life is precious and that there are so many extraordinary ordinary people and moments in life. I want to share and celebrate the “extraordinary ordinary” through my writing and photography. Please check out my photos at Fine Art America Photography https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/35-laura-smith; at Adobe Stock at https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/207669601/Laura%20Jean%20Smith or at Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/LauraJSmith. Perhaps you will find something you would like to have as your own?