Tag Archives: Hope

Now, That’s Love

Whether you are a believer or not, or whatever you choose to believe, for the sake of belief or unbelief, you must admit, there is no greater love than one who would lay down his life for another, carry the burdens for another, take thirty-nine stripes, and hang on a cross for them unless He loved them.

You do not have to believe to know that no one would do these things without the power of love- Someone who would do this, now “that’s love.”

`Yvonne L.

A Mirage of Hope

Elixir

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Every morning, with the aid of his walker,

the old man took his morning stroll.

To him, morning strolls meant more than

just a routine, they were his elixir. 

Around the same time every morning

a stranger passed by him.

But, instead of the old man seeing the jogger,

the shadow became his mirage of hope.

`Yvonne L.

 

(Response to the Daily Prompt challenge – Today’s word (elixir)

Faces of Hope

hospital-nursery

These are the images of hope.

They possess unfulfilled dreams,

promises not yet broken.

They’re the vision of the future,

a life not yet lived.

They’re the voices of the nations,

their cries are not yet

from the pain of this world.

They’re the evidence

of things unseen.

Their eyes aren’t open yet to

the maligns of inhumanity.

These are the faces of Hope.

As long as there’s a birth,

there is hope.

keep hoping,

keep trusting…

hope

`Yvonne L.

 

Sometimes Big Roars Are Small Cries

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Sometimes big roars are really small cries.  As we approach the holiday seasons, let’s keep in mind, not everyone view this season as a season to be jolly.  Many are facing depression whether seasonal or not, as well as other challenges. For this reason, take extra time to become a little more observant. If you have friends or loved ones living alone check on them.

Perhaps someone has lashed out at you who ordinarily might not. Look closer beneath the surface of their reaction. Keep in mind, not every smile is genuine. Behind some smiles are tears. There is a chance their smile is really a mask.  If you know of anyone who has  experienced death of a loved one around the holidays give him or her a call or send a card. Small gestures go a long way and can end up bringing light to dark places.

I’ve worked in the public sector long enough to understand this concept, “hurt people hurt people.” When individuals feel hopeless they may deflect their feelings toward others in effort to resist acknowledging their feeling. Oftentimes, they may leave the recipient of their deflection perplexed but behind their action is possibly someone in need.

So, while you’re out and about, or on your job, sow seeds of kindness. Turn a roar away from a cry to something purrfectly wonderful!

`Yvonne L.

 

3Line Tales -Week Forty-two

Three Line Tales, Week Forty-Two

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Photo credit Jace Grandinetti

 

Move over, there’s enough room for everyone. Give us a little space. Don’t block us or shut us out.

These walls are obscuring the perception the homeless and downtrodden looking for a place to call their own.

Many are too busy to notice or care. But, in the end, there are promises of hope and a home prepared for everyone.

`Yvonne L.

 

Response to Sonya’s 3Line Tales – Week Forty-two

 

Love Conquers All

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Life is more than a hand-out.

You have to find ways to stand out.

To survive in this world,

you must have more than a few tricks up your sleeves.

If not, you will get swallowed up over a measly dollar or two.

Swallowed up in trying to survive on minimum wage when you’re

living in times when the rich get richer and the poor face cruelty,

or things said because hair may be “nappy” or skin just a few shades too

darkened by the sun-kissed sky under the heavens above.

We’re living in times when others climbing their corporate ladders

may even ask you to hold the ladder while they climb.

Life requires more than compensation to know there is more to all

the non-sense…

like come to your senses,

or come to Jesus-

give Him a try.

But whatever you do,

do not swallow in your sorrow.

Keep dreaming,

Keep hope alive,

do not let life get you down,

you’re bigger than that,

for a matter-of-fact,

you’re much more better than that….

You are you,

and I am me…

together with unity,

LOVE conquers all.

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`Yvonne L.

 

The Green-Eyed Monster

Hope

Have you watched someone you love

life slowly is sifted away?

Have you tried to give them hope,

but you were the one feeling hopeless?

Have you watched the sparkle in their eyes

slowly grow dim?

Have you witnessed their vulnerability

while they mustered the courage to hold on to dignity? `

Have you watched as they grew weak

when they were always the strength of others?

Have you known someone full of faith,

encourager, and spiritual advisor to others

challenged by the faith they believed in?

Have you  said you’re praying for them,

and you were praying for you too?

Have anyone told you their child asked,

if you leave, who’ll be my mother or father?

Then, watched the tears roll down their face

and you sat quietly and cried inside?

Have you ever wanted to get away

because you didn’t want to see their face?

You knew if you got away,

then, you wouldn’t have to face death? `

Have you ever had questions

like why, why them, or why anyone…

but you knew despite everything,

it was in God’s hand?

Have you ever admitted to yourself,

I’m, angry…I’m angry because?

But you knew without conviction,

angry because cancer is a cowardly monster

looking for others to pick on.

So, you hold on to hope that one day

the green-eyed monster will be annihilated

                      ********************
~Yvonne Lott

 

(Re-post) Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge – Today’s word (Hope)