“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
Emily Dickinson

At the beginning of each year, I choose one word on which to concentrate. My word for this year is Hope.

What a fantastic word that is. The Oxford English definition is – A feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.

So my hopes for the coming year are :

  • That the pandemic is finally halted
  • That the vaccine is available to all
  • That people are allowed to visit family and friends again
  • That life returns to normal, or as near as possible to normal
  • That people stop circulating fake and bogus information about Covid, and
  • That peace talks continue to bring an end to the violence being perpetrated around our troubled world
  • That health and happiness are available to all my family and friends, both physical friends and those in the blogosphere
  • That Mother Earth stops shaking her skirts and forgives us for the damage we have done, and are still doing to our planet.

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” 

― John Lennon

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places;
but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands
love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

6 responses to “HOPE!

  1. A lovely post! Wishing you all the “H”—health, happiness, and especially hope—in the new year.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hope is the best word for the year ahead! Perfect. I love both the Emily Dickinson and John Lennon quotes. Thanks. May all your hopes come true!


  3. Happy hope-filled new year, Judith. Best wishes!


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