Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Journey Of Hope

Hello to all this Thursday morning.
We're experiencing a nice fall day with the temperature being just enough for a light jacket.  It looks good and feels good.    In our area we have what is called the "Peanut Festival" which starts today and will culminate on Sunday.  Many are hoping that the predicted rain will stay away tomorrow and Saturday.

Now, to the topic for today:
What was the reason for your last trip?  Was it a journey of hope, adventure, curiosity or freedom?
I've  taken an adventurous journey.  Exploring unknown territory highlights your imagination and increase your learning experiences to pass on to others.  My journey of curiosity was taken just to find out where someone lived and or where a place of interest was located.  I've never taken a freedom journey.  I'm bless to have the opportunity to live in a country that gives me religious and political freedom and I don't have to leave to find that kind of enjoyment.

 A journey of hope...reminds me of a deep spiritual  experience.
Examples:   If I am put down, I look to the emotional reservoir of hope for the strength to return good for evil. Without hope I have no power to absorb the wrong and walk in love, and I sink into self-pity or self-justification.  If I experience a setback in my planning — I get sick (with a terminal illness that has no cure) , or things don’t go the way I’d hoped in the board meeting, for example — I look to the emotional reservoir of hope for the strength to keep going and not give up.
 This hope not only desires something good for the future; it expects it to happen. And it not only expects it to happen; it is confident that it will happen. There is a moral certainty that the good we expect and desire will be done.

A card expressing "A Journey Of Hope":  This will be entered on for Challenge #202

Enabler's List:  Card base is A2 (4.25 x 5.50) made with cream piece of Bazzill cardstock; a medium blue piece of Recollection cardstock was cut 1/8 inch smaller than the base and a light blue piece of Recollection cardstock was cut 1/8 inch less than the medium blue followed by a piece of cardboard cut 1/8 inch less than the light blue.  The cardboard piece was distressed by removing some of the smooth background to expose the ridges in the cardboard.  It was then distressed more with Ranger distress inks (picked raspberry, broken china, pine needles, and aged mahogany). I cut out a white doily from QuicKutz Antique Doily die, cut it in half and placed that to the left of the piece of cardboard.  On top of the doily, I used a piece of purple netting, four Prima flowers, greens and vines cut from Tim Holtz's Holiday greens and Spellbinders Romantic Vines.  Butterfly; hemp cord.

Call someone or do something for someone to let them know that they are not on this "journey of hope alone.  You are there for them and they don't have to ask.  Just step up and do your part.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
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