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Restoring Hope

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. ~ Chinese Proverb

The iris will have to stand in for the lily, however, both are delicate flowers with strong scents, strong stems with vibrant colors. When there is no money, the soul must still be fed with beauty and the reminder of the constancy of nature. The seasons change, the cold gives way to the warmth and the hope of renewal and rebirth is restored.

Today, give hope to another. Smile at a stranger, let somebody move ahead in the checkout line, slow down for the biker along the road. Give the gift of yourself, your spirit, to others. Cost is no longer a factor and your soul will feel the restoration of hope, just as you lift the spirit of the other.

Gifts of ourselves are the ultimate kindness. Give today and restore hope.

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