|Quotes selected and digital images created by Alysa Cummings|
Regardless of how hurt or wounded the individual may be, there exists a healthy part of the self straining to flower like a seed that takes root and naturally pushes through the earth toward sunlight.
Every flower must grow through dirt.
Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success, for those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles.
Hope lifts our spirits like the sight of a lovely rose blooming above its thorns,
...if life is to be sustained, hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded,
...So you plant your own garden and decorate
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
...the nature of hope is to imagine what has not yet come to pass, but still is possible. To use an expression from Martin Buber, - hope imagines the real,'
I have a small grain of hope-
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
A great NOW will be a great WAS! A bad NOW will always be a bad WAS, and all you can hope for is a Great GONNA BE!
We must become the change we want to see.
Hope/is the belief/that one hand/reaching to another/can eventually/touch the moon.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more;
Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.
He who limps is still walking.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
When the world says, "Give up,"
Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.
Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well- lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Life is a stream/on which we strew/petal by petal the flower of our heart...
Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
An essential element of hope is the belief and conviction that one's story will be heard. Even if it is a story one does not want to tell.
In my own worst seasons I've come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.