Posted by LPS on Dec 12, 2018 11:48 am
I have always been focused on capturing every moment and creating memories that last a life time.
I have always been so grateful for the life I have and for the wonderful sons and husband who are always so caring and loving.
I am surrounded by so much love.
Since August 2015-- Hope has surfaced in my daily routine.
My hope is to continue a life filled with love and laughter...
Hope with love will open so many doors -- doors to the cure, doors to keeping peace, joy and love that surrounds us.
Without Hope, we cannot move forward...Hope is the strength that keeps us going and my wish for all of us is to keep the light of Hope burning...because hope will lead us to our goals.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and may the New Year continue with Hope, Peace, Love and Joy.
Posted by Theseamstress on Dec 12, 2018 1:52 pm
Much heartfelt love to all who are struggling through this journey of doctors and hospitals, perhaps you are even sitting next to my husband as he receives his biweekly chemo treatment. Give thanks to the nurses who are worked off their feet in the ward. ( we are taking them a gift today0.
Wishing everyone happy Holidays for whatever your belief system is.
Posted by Corrina on Dec 13, 2018 5:53 pm
What a powerful word ! It can mean so many things to each of us for different reasons .I think we all want hope on our journeys no matter where that may lead us .I think we want our families to have hope to.We all want to believe in something and maybe if we all have hope together it can make us stronger and ready to face our battles.
Posted by Cynthia Mac on Dec 13, 2018 7:19 pm
The highest good could be everything from a full recovery of a loved one to an end to their pain.
May 2019 bring the highest possible good to everyone here and to your loved ones.
And peace. Theseamstress talked about peace. Peace is part of the highest good - possibly the highest good of all — peace of mind, peace of heart, peace of being. It’s all good.
Posted by myworstnightmare on Dec 14, 2018 8:01 am
Have a good holiday everyone and a great productive and happy new year filled with love and laughter and good friendships. Amen xoxo
Posted by WestCoastSailor on Dec 14, 2018 10:47 am
But about hope. When I was first diagnosed a friend (whose wife had died from ovarian cancer a few years before) gave my a thirty day reading booklet entitled "Hope - moving beyond cancer." The booklet led me into an exploration of what I wanted to do, how I wanted this all to turn out, and what role I had in making all this happen. I rediscovered hope.
My wife shortly after I was diagnosed gave me Emily Dickinson's poem often used in the context of hope.
“Hope” is the thing with feathers - (314)
By Emily Dickinson
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -
And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -
I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.
Posted by Cynthia Mac on Dec 15, 2018 7:57 am
It was 1995, when I was having a “Country and Western year” that Oprah did a show about keeping a gratitude journal. That show was the beginning of my personal growth.
Speaking of The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron gave the best definition of God. It really resonated with me. She calls it Good, Orderly Direction.
(A Country and Western year goes like this — the husband leaves, the car gets stolen, and the cat dies, all within 6 months.)
Posted by Elsie13 on Dec 15, 2018 1:54 pm
My hope for myself, my husband and all of us, is that scientific researchers will continue with their work and find more cures and treatments for cancer.
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Posted by Hadrian on Jan 16, 2019 9:53 am
Unfortunately I'm in the latter category so there is no hope so no point discussing about something that does not exist.
The fact that the society forgets and disregards cancer patients is also an additional reason to lose hope.
Posted by KerriKerri on May 16, 2020 3:37 pm
Go big, go bold. Go Train. Oh wait, we're already on the train. The cancer train. Maybe an earthquake will swallow it. No, dragons! Let there be dragons!
Hope is one step at a time. Hope is that I die with a modicum of decoram and not a whimper. Hope is that I don't make too much of an a** of myself. Hope is that if I do, whoever is beside me can just roll with me.
Hope is the truth because without the truth, there is no hope. That's why I am here. I need the truth.
Without the truth, there is no hope.
Geez, KK, go take a nap.
Posted by MPM on Oct 15, 2020 2:14 pm
Read all of Christine's stories and poems at Childhood-Cancer-Survivor.comWhen reality finally hits you it hurts When the truth comes into focus it's brutally painful. Hope isn't always enough It's not always a happy ending. What If Faith is Not Enough?
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Posted by ashcon on Oct 24, 2020 10:45 am
I love that line, "Without hope you may survive but you won't thrive."
I also like what Seamus Heaney says, "Hope is not optimism, which expects things to turn out well, but something rooted in the conviction that there is good worth fighting for."
PS: I've been told I'm a bit of a "glass half full" person!
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