May the odds be ever in your favor
Hope is the only thing stronger than the fear
A little hope is effective.
A lot of hope is dangerous.
A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.
Lord knows dreams are hard to follow
But don’t let anyone tear them away
Hold on there will be tomorrow
In time you’ll find the way.
Fear does not work as long as they have hope.
Though they fought with honor and dignity until the end, both . But our lives aren’t just measured in years, they’re measured in the lives of the people we touch around us.
President Snow: [voice over] War, terrible war. Widows, orphans, a motherless child. This was the uprising that rocked our land. Thirteen districts rebelled against the country that fed them, loved them, protected them. Brother turned on brother until nothing remained. And then came the peace, hard fought, sorely won. A people rose up from the ashes and a new era was born. But freedom has a cost. When the traitors were defeated, we swore as a nation we would never know this treason again. And so it was decreed that, each year, the various districts of Panem would offer up, in tribute, one young man and woman to fight to the death in a pageant of honor, courage and sacrifice. The lone victor, bathed in riches, would serve as a reminder of our generosity and our forgiveness. This is how we remember our past. This is how we safeguard our future. ~ Hunger Games Mockingjay
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~Chinese Proverb
I always like to meet the people I’m going to photograph. I need to have a conversation. I need to feel a vibe. I need to see what’s going on in the person. I’m not just interested in physical beauty. I really need a personality. – Mario Sorrenti
God created a void in your heart that is only His to fill. When life becomes meaningless, boring, and hard it’s because we’ve been filling it with anything but Him.
Even the strongest of us have moments when the burdens of life seem too great. It’s then that the Lord whispers to our hearts…Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
God, you know that my heart is heavy tonight and I’m worn out. I need you to show me how to keep my faith when I feel as though my world is crumbling. Show me how to love the unlovely. Help me to see the light when all I see right now is darkness. Set me on a new path and help me to see the all the goodness that surrounds me.
Hope itself is a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain.
A lesson for all of us is that for every loss, there is victory, for every sadness, there is joy, and when you think you’ve lost everything, there is hope.
Because now that it’s finally morning, the shadows are beginning to fade, the shadows that have been covering my mind and my soul. Now that they’re gone, I can almost start to see the way, and it’s different from the one they’d convinced me was all I could have.”
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. –Barack Obama
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.
Stop agreeing with the lies of the enemy and start fighting by believing the promises of God.