05.02.20 | Stories, Stories of Hope

    Springtime! The weather begins to warm up, the trees, plants, and flowers begin to bloom. Nature has a way of reminding us each year that life begins again. After the rain that came in April, my husband and I have been re-potting our succulents, encouraging them to grow and blossom. This annual ritual revives the spirit and builds anticipation of good things to come.

    And, in this renewal, there is hope. Hope, that as we weather the storms of fear and uncertainty, better days are still to come. In Psychology Today, Anthony Scioli writes that spring and hope are intertwined in the mind, body, and soul. As human beings, we are called back to nature, to walk, hike, work in the yard, and prepare the deck or patio for our home under the open sky. There is a reason that the saying "Spring is in the Air" is universal. Each day in spring, the days get longer, the lightness outweighs the darkness. I hope that you are able to take some time to step outside, get some fresh air, and enjoy God’s creation. Hope springs eternal! -- Priscilla Venegas, Director of Guest Engagement

    “Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
    Man never Is, but always To be blest.
    The soul, uneasy, and confin'd from home,
    Rests and expatiates in a life to come.”

    Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man

    Priscilla Venegas, Director of Guest Engagement