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Quiet Hopes


“The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel,
but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.”
― Bryant McGill



Do you dream?  Not the dreams of night, but more a ‘hoping in your heart’ dream.  A hazy, lazy daydream of what might be.  Imagining yourself living a life you did not dare to dream.  Or of achieving something that was but a fantasy all your life.


I am finding I am dreaming more.  Dreaming of those places I have always wanted to visit.  Special walks where I can see sights that were unimaginable to me except for what I may have seen in pictures.  And one of my dreams is to write more…to write books.  I have many books down deep inside waiting for a voice, and a way to find the light of being published.




And I have loftier dreams.  Dreams of a deeply found peace and love in the world.  Kindness first as a way to greet those we know and those we are just passing by.  Joy, health and bliss that come out of the dreams of others who dare to imagine they can find a cure or a better way.


I think it is good to hope.  But really it is most important to dream.  If we never dream, I fear we will be lost.  And just like these snowdrops pictured here that give us a hope that spring will finally follow winter, I am hoping that my dreams will find reality as I come out of my year of observing, discovering and just being.



Note:  Snowdrops mean hope in the Language of Flowers.


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I leave you with another thought about hope.  Feel free to download the photo and share.


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  1. Ginger Goolsby Ginger Goolsby
    October 16, 2014    

    What lovely thoughts and they could not have come at a better time for me. I’ve hit a low spot, and your message is just what I needed.
    May you follow your dreams also.
    Morristown, TN

    • October 16, 2014    

      Ginger your comment has lifted my heart. I am so pleased to know that my thoughts have lifted you, and I will keep pursuing my dreams too!
      Big hugs to you!!

  2. October 16, 2014    

    Beautiful images and thoughts. Many people don’t know about “living in the parasympathetic” when they are ill or tired or just needing to re-charge their batteries. The function of the parasympathetic is drifting and dreaming and rest, as opposed to all the mechanical functioning of our bodies–the sympathetic nervous system. I tried to live there when I was recovering from cancer–it is a true place from which to heal, deeply heal. Love to you, Susie

    • October 18, 2014    

      Thank you Susie and reminding us about this important place of healing. It is where I am residing and have been for months…wishing you a wonderful weekend my friend!

  3. October 16, 2014    

    Donna, this one actually brought tears to my eyes today. Thank you for that lovely reminder to dream. I have given up on that in many ways in the last years. Many blessings on your own dreams, that they may lead you to wonderful realities.

    • October 18, 2014    

      Stacy I hope you will dream again and heal within those dreams….thank you for your blessings and I wish you the same my friend!

  4. October 16, 2014    

    Hi Donna, such wonderful words I can really relate to this, I dream every day, my mind if full of daydreams! (By the way, twice a week I drive my eldest daughter to training, where there is fast internet service, I can see your photographs and read your words today, its a joy!).

    • October 18, 2014    

      Oh Julie how wonderful to know you go to such lengths to see my posts…I am truly humbled. Thank you for your support!

  5. October 16, 2014    

    Oh my… We have to keep dreaming to move forward and to see possibilities…. Great post

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