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The One Thing We All Need

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , August 26, 2013

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Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. Martin Luther King

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

I am thinking of so many of my dear friends who are struggling with health issues and many other of life's problems. What is the one thing that we all need to have in these times? To me it is hope and faith. Very much the same in many ways. But faith to me is "hope in action"....So I wish you my friends, while I am unable to fix all of this for you, or as I said to a dear lady, "wave a magic wand" the next best thing I can offer you is hope...and may this hope turn to faith. Love and blessings. Barbara

HOPE the opposite of despair. the opposite of discouragement. the opposite of impossible. a life raft to a person drowning oxygen to a person struggling for breathe. the sight of a parent to a child that is lost. the appeal process for the
man on death row. chemotherapy and radiation
for the cancer patient. dialysis for the person with kidney failure. insulin for the person with diabetes. a wheelchair for those that are paralyzed. heart surgery for the person
with heart damage. antiepileptic drugs for the person
with seizures. brain surgery for the person
with a brain tumor. a shunt for the person that is hydrocephalic. public transportation for
those that can not drive. food for those that are poverty stricken. peace for those that live in war zones. the twelve step program for the alcoholic. a letter from family for the
soldier away from home. a friend that loves and cares unconditionally. a dry place to sleep for the homeless. a ray of sunshine, after a devastating storm. not a gift, it cannot be given. not tangible, it cannot be stolen. Hope...cannot be bought for any amount of money. the desire to overcome the odds. the desire to fight back. belief in yourself, above all others. Hope...comes from within the heart and soul. striving to be as successful as possible. accepting limitations. forgiveness. going forward, even when it hurts what carries us, when we are too
tired to go on. to desire with some confidence of fulfillment. to persist in hoping against all odds. the expectation that things
will indeed get better. magic in an otherwise harsh world!


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Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Uttam Gill on September 09, 2013 at 10:41 am

Hope sustains life...Barb,In your consisitent mode you have always so eloquently shared your views...To me that's a gospel truth...

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By Barbara MacDonald on September 10, 2013 at 07:01 pm

Thank you Uttam...may you always live with hope in your heart...:D

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By Wanesa88 on July 25, 2014 at 03:40 am

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By Milcia88 on July 26, 2014 at 04:40 am

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