Hope: Today a New Sun Rises for Me…

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“Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it.”            –Anne de Lenclos in Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul This is one of my favorite quotes on the power of hope.

One thing I love about collecting quotes is that when I don’t have just the right words for something, someone else usually does.

Today I ran across this quote and these words captured the good mood I was in. I began my day with the energy and freshness of a beautiful spring day. It feels good to be alive!

But these words go beyond just that simple, though very nice, feeling. This quote speaks to me because it illustrates perfectly the hope that comes anytime we realize how infinite in possibility the universe is, and how infinite in possibility we are, too. At any particular moment, we are all pure potential.

Today the sun rose for me, and it rose for you, too.  What is simpler and yet more profound than that? Today, in honor of the sun rising, I begin.

Tomorrow the sun will rise again for me, and for you. It will also rise on days when we feel less cheerful and optimistic, when we feel unloved and unappreciated, scared for the future or unequipped to deal with daily challenges.  But when I am invited to cherish my passions, I am also invited to cherish myself.  And so are you.  Imperfect, but enough, we and our passions are exactly what this universe needs.  And that reminds me of another of my favorite quotes:

“How cool is it that the same God that created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and decided that the world needed one of  you, too.”        –Anonymous


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