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Hope, my word for 2015 January 1, 2015

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Inspirational quotes posted on my desk, on the shelf above my desktop screen.

Inspirational quotes posted on my desk, on the shelf above my desktop screen.

HOPE. It’s a four-letter word that holds so much promise.

Hope will be my mantra for 2015, after a year that’s been especially challenging.

How do you define hope?

I’d like some synonyms to stash in my memory bank, to pull out, to examine, to consider when life presents seemingly insurmountable challenges, when grey prevails, when I need encouragement. We all have days when we need nothing more than hope.

My blogger/real-life friend, Sue, awhile ago posted this quote from one of my favorite poets, 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.

Beautiful. That quote is posted on the shelf above my computer screen. A reminder of hope.


HAVE YOU, LIKE my friend Beth Ann who blogs at It’s Just Life and inspired me to choose a focus word, selected a word or phrase that will take you into and through-out 2015?

For you, my loyal readers, I wish a year of contentment and true peace, days brimming with happiness and the love of family and friends, and an appreciation for the simple joys of life. Happy New Year!

Ā© Copyright 2015 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


21 Responses to “Hope, my word for 2015”

  1. KerryCan Says:

    I hope HOPE sustains you throughout this coming year! I believe my word will be “balance.”

  2. Almost Iowa Says:

    I couldn’t think of a better word to start a year with.

  3. Beth Ann Says:

    Hope is a perfect word for you! There are so many that would fit you but I love that you picked this one for 2015! It is perfect in every way! Here’s to hope!

  4. treadlemusic Says:

    Great word choice!! Without hope a body withers and eventually dies (either spiritually or bodily….or both!). But ‘hope’ (trust/confidence) placed in/on something, or someone, which is not ‘truth’ is a false hope and will inevitably fail. “My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus Christ and His righteousness”……….

  5. Sue Ready Says:

    Oh, my, such a lovely thought/idea to focus on one word for the new year. And you picked the perfect one for yourself. Words matter to you and you are able to craft such meaning from them to delight your readers. How lucky are we šŸ™‚
    HAPPY NEW YEAR, Audrey

    • The word focus idea comes from my dear friend, Beth Ann, at It’s Just Life. She’s the best, just like you.

      Thank you, Sue, for always finding the right words to encourage me and for being a loyal reader. We share that love of words and crafting them. And aren’t we lucky?

      A most blessed New Year to you and your family, my friend.

  6. ****Hope is the thing with feathers
    that perches in the soul.****
    Oooo, no better words were written! Happy 2015!

  7. Marilyn Says:

    My mind is drawn to a couple of well known quotes regarding HOPE: Where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith. And another: Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope. Hope helps us who aspire to be poets and lyricists to make the music. And the music makes us dance.

  8. I came to check out your post – cool that we have the same word for 2015 šŸ™‚ Hello! 2015!!!

  9. jackie Says:

    When there is nothing else… there is hope. ~ Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times Romans 12:12

  10. Gunny Says:

    May the New Year bring you all Peace, Joy, Happiness, Prosperity and Contentment.

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