Hope: A Renewable Option

It’s hard at times to maintain a hope-filled attitude, especially when things drag us down in the mud of ineptitude. But, the point of hope is to keep trying. To keep hoping. To do our bit. To look for hope wherever it may be found…

“Hope is a passion for the possible.” Søren Kierkegaard

“Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Hope is a renewable option. If you run out at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.” Barbara Kingsolver

grace, peace & renewable HOPE

Virginia : )

Photos: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Richmond, VA)

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16 Responses to Hope: A Renewable Option

  1. gmccjosinski says:

    Thank you…hope in Jesus, my only hope

  2. Debbie says:

    I think we’re starting to see glimmers of hope now, Virginia. Hope that this lockdown will end, that people can get back to work and school, that we can return to church. Beautiful photos — for some reason, I especially love the last one!

    • Virginia says:

      Debbie, last week searching for swamp pics I found several folders on camera card not yet downloaded. Don’t know how I missed this September 30th visit to Lewis Ginter – didn’t expect much to be in bloom, but wow! Also my fav, that white water lily is definitely getting a frame. 🌿🌸🌿

      Here in VA, Phase 1 of reopening started Friday. Still many places closed, but we will be able to (carefully with lots of stringent protocols) go to church Sunday. God willing & everything is sorted (we’ve received multiple emails from our Pastor & had to “sign up” for mass online.) Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ✨🙏✨🤗✨🙏

  3. Garfield Hug says:

    If you did not tell us the lotus photos were from your country, I’d have assumed it was from Vietnam or an Asian country. Beautiful and now I know lotus roots can thrive in your country.

    • Virginia says:

      Aren’t these lotus blossoms beautiful? This pond is in front of the Arboretum @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden that houses their amazing orchids – you would like it, for sure GH! Visiting the Botanical Garden in Singapore many years ago, I’ll never forget the profusion of so many gorgeous flowers – especially orchids! Blessings GH! 🌸🤗🌸

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