Quiet Hopes


“The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel,
but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.”
― Bryant McGill



Do you dream?  Not the dreams of night, but more a ‘hoping in your heart’ dream.  A hazy, lazy daydream of what might be.  Imagining yourself living a life you did not dare to dream.  Or of achieving something that was but a fantasy all your life.


I am finding I am dreaming more.  Dreaming of those places I have always wanted to visit.  Special walks where I can see sights that were unimaginable to me except for what I may have seen in pictures.  And one of my dreams is to write more…to write books.  I have many books down deep inside waiting for a voice, and a way to find the light of being published.




And I have loftier dreams.  Dreams of a deeply found peace and love in the world.  Kindness first as a way to greet those we know and those we are just passing by.  Joy, health and bliss that come out of the dreams of others who dare to imagine they can find a cure or a better way.


I think it is good to hope.  But really it is most important to dream.  If we never dream, I fear we will be lost.  And just like these snowdrops pictured here that give us a hope that spring will finally follow winter, I am hoping that my dreams will find reality as I come out of my year of observing, discovering and just being.



Note:  Snowdrops mean hope in the Language of Flowers.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

I leave you with another thought about hope.  Feel free to download the photo and share.


All original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014.  Any reprints or use of content or photos is by permission only.

12 Replies to “Quiet Hopes”

  1. Donna,
    What lovely thoughts and they could not have come at a better time for me. I’ve hit a low spot, and your message is just what I needed.
    May you follow your dreams also.
    Morristown, TN

  2. Beautiful images and thoughts. Many people don’t know about “living in the parasympathetic” when they are ill or tired or just needing to re-charge their batteries. The function of the parasympathetic is drifting and dreaming and rest, as opposed to all the mechanical functioning of our bodies–the sympathetic nervous system. I tried to live there when I was recovering from cancer–it is a true place from which to heal, deeply heal. Love to you, Susie

    1. Thank you Susie and reminding us about this important place of healing. It is where I am residing and have been for months…wishing you a wonderful weekend my friend!

  3. Donna, this one actually brought tears to my eyes today. Thank you for that lovely reminder to dream. I have given up on that in many ways in the last years. Many blessings on your own dreams, that they may lead you to wonderful realities.

  4. Hi Donna, such wonderful words I can really relate to this, I dream every day, my mind if full of daydreams! (By the way, twice a week I drive my eldest daughter to training, where there is fast internet service, I can see your photographs and read your words today, its a joy!).

Comments are closed.