Friday, January 22

Seeing Foxes: Moments of Hope

Seeing foxes is a sporadic series on paying attention to the divine in the everyday, which was inspired by my good friend Austin and his blog. Previous entries can be found here, here, here , here and here.

I recently came across GivesMeHope.com through the fabulous Sarah Von of Yes and Yes. It has inspired me to share a few things that give me hope today, as we wait for the results of my mother-in-law's PET scans.
  • A woman I've only ever talked to via phone (I'm buying a chair from her off Craigslist) said she'd have to invite me to dinner at Childress Vineyards because the meal she had there last night was phenomenal. Her willingness to make a new friend GMH.
  • Every time I go pick up a BLT at the cafe across the street, the 30-something tatooed cashier calls me "Dear." Her affection toward strangers GMH.
  • Last night I met a new professor whose passion for something I also care about was invigorating. Her enthusiasm for learning GMH.
  • My son called for me from his crib at 10:30 last night. He cuddled with me for 15 minutes before volunteering to go back to bed. His desire to be with me GMH.
  • I've done something crazy to pursue a dream, and already doors are opening. These small reassurances that I've done the right thing GMH.
What's giving you hope today?

7 comments:

Sal said...

That site makes me cry, but in a good way. And I'm so glad to hear your leap of faith is already proving to be a smart move!

Single Parent Dad said...

It springs internal in me.

Tarryn said...

I looked at all those links Sarah posted, and cried and cried for about an hour. My house mates were REALLY freaked out. Haha...

Today my best friend drove all the way to my house to bring me a Chai Latte, because she knows I need the encouragement and support to write my final dissertation due in a week. Her thoughtfulness and unwavering support GMH. Love her.

stephanie said...

that site makes me cry too!

sending good vibes & hopeful thoughts your way.

thewarriorpoets said...

Friends of ours picked up their adopted Hatian son in Miami this morning after a week of ups and downs and uncertainties by both the US and Hatian governments. Not a lot of hope coming out of that place right now, but still.

Kate said...

How lovely...

@thewarriorpoets - Good luck for your friends and their Haitian son. I hope he and they get all the love from this new start they deserve.

Best wishes to you Erin and family.

A Creative Dream... said...

WOW....what an amazing site...I am so glad I ran across your blog and it...thanks for sharing it!

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