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“Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible,” said William Sloane Coffin. Coffin was a minister and long-time peace activist.

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Be happy

Be as happy as you can today. Do something that makes you happy. Eat a cookie, go for a walk, make a phone call to someone you love. And, remember all the happy days that you have had. And, keep in mind that there will be many more happy days in the future. –Joy

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Be filled with light

My son Jay and his fiancée Rachel canceled their May wedding—and just got married on March 28. It seemed a wise decision then, and now we know it was a wise decision. We are happy for them, and we like Rachel, who sent me a poem by one of my favorite poets one day recently. […]

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“In cocoons, a hidden promise”

Now when I go for my early morning walk, I can wear my shorts and a light jacket. No coat or long pants! And, when I open my front door, I see green grass and green trees—and flowers. Sunny days bring hope, and I am reminded of a hymn—”The Hymn of Promise.” In the bulb […]

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The only solution

“Love and ever more love is the only solution to every problem that comes up,” said Dorothy Day, who fought for justice for the poor.

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Peace and hope

Let there be peace and hope and joy at Easter-time.

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Blessings like blossoms

I am trying to remember the message that resonates with spring and Easter. Hope. Let there be hope—and blessings like blossoms in springtime. –Joy

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A friendly universe

Albert Einstein once said that the single most important decision any of us will ever make is whether or not to believe that the universe is friendly. I have made a choice. I still believe the universe, my world, is friendly—and that the future will be better, happier, friendlier than it is today. –Joy

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Peace and uncertainty

My husband Jerry and I are now self-quarantined in our home with food for several weeks and plenty of books to read and closets to clean. Still, I keep feeling anxious about all of the uncertainty. And, what about my son Jay’s May wedding? And, why am I worrying about a wedding when some people […]

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The shelter of a friend

I talked to three friends on the phone last night–Lynn, my best friend in high school. Barbara, another friend since high school. And, Marjorie, who worked with me more than 30 years ago, before my daughter was born. After our conversations, I felt better! I was reminded of a quote from Emily Dickinson, “I felt […]

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